Accession Number : ADA017366
Title : The Use of Opaque Louvres and Shields to Reduce Reflections within the Cockpit: A Trigonometrical and Plane Geometrical Approach.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA
Personal Author(s) : Park,Chun K. ; Holly,Frank F.
Report Date : SEP 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : Opaque shields can be used to channel light and thereby reduce reflections within the cockpit. These shielding devices range from the standard glare shield on top of the instrument panel to the more experimental use of Light Control Film and Micromesh for this purpose. Because of the need to determine the best position, width, spacing, etc. of these shielding devices, it was felt that s systematic approach would be highly desirable. This work describes a mathematical analysis to assess the applicability of those devices to resolve aircraft windscreen reflection problems.
Descriptors : *Cockpits, *Human factors engineering, *Visionics, Shielding, Glare, Reflection, Instrument panels, Windshields, Plastics, Mathematical models, Experimental design, Pilots, Canopies, Trigonometry, Plane geometry, Opacity, Visual perception
Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE