Accession Number : ADA296847

Title :   Logistics Support Analysis of Absorptive Dye-Based Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Visors for Advanced Aircrew Vision Protection (AAVP) Out-of-Band Laser (OBL).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA

Personal Author(s) : Awtry, Mark H. ; Maier, Dennis A.

PDF Url : ADA296847

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) was conducted as part of the Armstrong Laboratory, Advanced Aircrew Vision Protection/Out-of-Band Laser (AAVP/OBL) program which transitioned absorptive dye-based laser eye protection (LEP) pilot helmet visors to the Human Systems Center for acquisition. The use rates, annual-demand and support requirements for LEP visors were examined and projected based on the clear and neutral gray (sun) helmet visors currently in use. Aircrew strengths for different aircraft types, visor usage rates and different configurations of visors required to interface with the different helmets and oxygen masks are considered. Expected initial and recurring requirements for LEP visors are tabulated and discussed. The U.S. Air Force will require 7000 to 14000 laser/day visors and 3000 to 5000 laser/night visors annually. The maintenance and support of LEP visors can be accomplished for the most part with the personnel, training and equipment currently in place. The singular cause for removing helmet visors from service was found to be due to scratches. Improved scratch resistance coatings are recommended.

Descriptors :   *EYE SAFETY, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *RADIATION PROTECTION, *LASER SAFETY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR FORCE, REMOVAL, AIRCRAFT, ACQUISITION, FLIGHT CREWS, HUMANS, NEUTRAL, RESISTANCE, PILOTS, COATINGS, CONFIGURATIONS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), PROTECTION, VISION, HELMETS, GRAY(COLOR), SUN, VISORS, OXYGEN MASKS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Lasers and Masers
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE