Accession Number : ADA137662

Title :   Electroluminescent Formation Lights for HC-130 P/N Special Operations. I. Flight Test Candidates.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-30 May 83,


Personal Author(s) : Simons,J C ; Craig,J L

PDF Url : ADA137662

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This report proposes two electroluminescent lighting candidates for HC-130 P/N special night formation operations. Following interviews with selected Air Force Air Rescue pilots on how they conduct low-level daylight operations, an analysis of critical mission factors and aircraft positions was completed. Based on their comments and a previous A-10 configuration flown by AFFWC, simulated EL lights made of paper were added to a C-130 as possible T&E candidates. Interviews were then conducted with HC-130 and HH-53 pilots as they observed the papered aircraft from several positions on the flight ramp. A final selection of two candidate EL configurations was based on ramp interviews and interviews of pilots observing a scaled aircraft and a model of the HC-130 in a darkened room. A forced-choice methodology based on switching between candidates at various formation positions was proposed for the flight test. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lighting equipment, *Electroluminescence, *Formation flight, *Night flight, *Transport aircraft, Configurations, Systems engineering, Test and evaluation, Simulation, Helicopters, Requirements, Position(Location), Tanker aircraft, Refueling in flight, Test methods, Stripes, Pilots, Interviewing, Selection

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE