Accession Number : ADA293827

Title :   Review of Personnel Susceptibility to Lasers: Simulation in SIMNET-D for CTAS-2.0.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 90-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Shari R.

PDF Url : ADA293827

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of retinal laser bioeffects and document the rationale for their characterization in simulated virtual battlefield networks (i.e., SIMNET-D) for the CTAS 2.0 exercises. Specifically, the goals of this report are to: (a) explain retinal laser bioeffects in layman 5 terms so that their biological and perceptual consequences can be understood by persons not having vision science backgrounds; (b) recommend methods of ideally simulating retinal laser bioeffects in computerized virtual battlefields given what is currently known about these bioeffects and the present state-of-the-art computer graphics technology; (c) propose a mapping of these ideal simulations to reasonable laser bioeffect simulations that are achievable for the CTAS-2.0 test given the capabilities the computer graphic software that SIMNET-D is known to possess; and (d) recommend methods of simulating laser bioeffects with LEP devices, called electro-optical counter countermeasures (EOCCM), and provide the rationale for these recommendations.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATION, *ELECTROOPTICS, *LASERS, *RETINA, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATE OF THE ART, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PERSONNEL, COUNTER COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE