Accession Number : ADA019797

Title :   Predicting Safe Distances to Prevent Retinal Burns from Nuclear Detonations.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Dec 72-Dec 74,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Richey,Everett O. ; Lof,Neal E.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The visual effects of chorioretinal burns are discussed, and a mathematical model is described for predicting the retinal burns threshold distance or safe distance from a low-altitude nuclear detonation. Mathematical equations for the model are derived, and a Fortran computer program to solve these equations is described. Retinal burn threshold distances are predicted and compared to experimental data for several nuclear detonations. This program is recommended for Air Force use to predict retinal burn safe-separation distances for planning purposes.

Descriptors :   *Chorioretinal burns, Explosion effects, Radiation injuries, Burns(Injuries), Mathematical models, Safety, Hazards, Retina, Eye, Thresholds(Physiology), Computer programs, FORTRAN, Predictions

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE