Accession Number : AD0871786

Title :   A Survey of United States Air Force Pilot Opinion on Cockpit Lightning.

Descriptive Note : Study rept. Jul-Nov 69,

Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC GRAND RAPIDS MI INSTRUMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Milligan, James R.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A survey was conducted among Air Force pilots to determine the techniques used for adjusting cockpit lights and the type and extent of cockpit illumination problems. Rating scales, personal interviews, and a questionnaire were employed to collect data. The results showed that a wide variety of problems, many of which were mission oriented, exist in cockpit illumination systems. Problems enumerated were unsatisfactory auxiliary cockpit lights, high instrument light levels caused by uneven lighting within instruments and across the entire instrument panel, reflections on the canopy, and difficulty in reaching light dimming controls. On the basis of the survey results, a systems approach is recommended for the solution of these problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), (*PILOTS, QUESTIONNAIRES), ILLUMINATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INTENSITY, VISION, COLORS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE