Accession Number : ADA292350

Title :   Color Vision Issues In Modern Military Aviation.

Descriptive Note : Journal article,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Ivan, Douglas J. ; Yates, John T. ; Tredici, Thomas J. ; Gooch, John M.

PDF Url : ADA292350

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Visual information provided to the modern military aircrew member accounts for the preponderance of data contributing to situational awareness Although long recognized as a critical factor in aviation, as a result of advancing technological developments, color vision is emerging as an ever-increasing critical requirement in modern and future cockpits Despite that premise, the modern battlefield is characterized by a vast array of technological weaponry that increases the threat to the visual system and dictates effective countermeasures that compromise visual performance in general and color perception in specific. This paper will review the aeromedical basis of color testing developments and issues that effect aeromedical decisions in color standards and performance as they relate to the modern military aircrew member, It will include an update on color vision issues raised by protective equipment such as selective waveband filters that include sunglass materials and laser protective eyewear/visors. Color-related aircraft accident issues will be addressed.

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *LASER SAFETY, *COLOR VISION, TEST AND EVALUATION, WEAPONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DECISION MAKING, COCKPITS, FLIGHT CREWS, BATTLEFIELDS, ARRAYS, LASERS, AERONAUTICS, COLORS, STANDARDS, VISION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, COUNTERMEASURES, AWARENESS, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, EYEGLASSES, VISORS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Lasers and Masers
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE