Accession Number : ADA018468

Title :   The Use of Opaque Louvres and Shields to Reduce Reflections within the Cockpit: Computer Programs for Two Approaches to the Problem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Chiou,Wun C. ; Holly,Frank F. ; Park,Chun K. ; Higdon,Alford A. , Jr

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

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. Previous work in this series has demonstrated two mathematical approaches to a specific reflection problem in the AH-1 aircraft, namely, the reflections coming from the portion of canopy directly above the gunner's head. It was felt that it would be useful to demonstrate the compatibility of these two approaches and to publish the computer programs (FORTRAN) for each approach for possible use by others.

Descriptors :   *Glare, *Cockpits, *Human factors engineering, Reflection, Reduction, Opacity, Shielding, Computer applications, Army aviation, Visual perception

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE