Accession Number : ADA315992

Title :   Dual-Colored Declared Distance Lighting Fixture Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Bagot, Keith W.

PDF Url : ADA315992

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Several dual-color (red/blue) runway edge lighting configurations used to define the pre-threshold and post-runway end segments of declared distance runways were evaluated at four different airports. At three airports, Binghamton Regional Airport (BGM), New York, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Maryland, and Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), New Jersey, the lighting configurations were in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region policy and procedures memorandum entitled "Guidance on Declared Distance Standards." An additional test installation at the Millville Municipal Airport (MIV), New Jersey, permitted the evaluation of different color configurations to designate areas restricted to taxi only; takeoff, but no landing; and rollout only maneuvers. FAA test pilots and visual guidance project personnel (also pilots) conducted flight and ground taxi testing using B-727 and Convair 580 type aircraft to evaluate each color configuration for its suitability in best depicting the operational limitations for each runway segment. The tests were also intended to determine the most appropriate location for red color runway end lights and the suitability of available dual-color edge lights components for this use. Evaluators were briefed prior to each test session and completed postflight questionnaires. This report describes the conduct of the evaluation and provides detailed results, conclusions, and recommendations.

Descriptors :   *COLORS, *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, *RUNWAYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, ROLL, MARYLAND, POLICIES, EDGES, PILOTS, RED(COLOR), NEW YORK, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, REGIONS, LIMITATIONS, CONFIGURATIONS, TAKEOFF, STANDARDS, GUIDANCE, PERSONNEL, MANEUVERS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, RANGE(DISTANCE), BLUE(COLOR), AIRPORTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, TEST FACILITIES, NEW JERSEY, GREAT LAKES, MUNICIPALITIES.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE