Accession Number : ADA139176

Title :   Evaluation of Arctic Test of Tritium Radioluminescent Lighting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Feb 83,


Personal Author(s) : Haff,K W ; Thompkins,J A ; Case,F N

PDF Url : ADA139176

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The arctic test of radioluminescent (RL) lighting was conducted on respond to the Alaskan Air Command (AAC) mission requirement for a self-sustaining airfield light system suitable for arctic deployment. The test showed durability and dependability of tritium lights. It also showed the system, as now designed, can support the operations of small, slow-moving type aircraft. For larger, faster-moving aircraft the lights offer only marginal performance and would have to be supported with other lighting aids to be totally acceptable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Navigational lights, *Lighting equipment, *Radioluminescence, *Tritium, Radioactive isotopes, Landing fields, Arctic regions, Operational effectiveness, Cost effectiveness, Maintainability, Test and evaluation, Navigational aids

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE