Accession Number : ADP005785

Title :   Vision and Visual Protection in Fast Jet Aircraft,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Brennan, D. H.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Aircrew flying fast jets such as the F16 require high visual standards in order to be able to react quickly to tactical and emergency situations within their environment. This paper discusses the basic visual physiology of importance in flight together with the visual standards and associated test methods that are necessary for optimum performance. The paper concludes with a review of the hazards of solar radiation together with suggestions for the optical and spectral quality of visors and corrective eyewear.

Descriptors :   *VISION, *EYE, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, JET FIGHTERS, PHYSIOLOGY, VISUAL PERCEPTION, STANDARDS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT CREWS, HAZARDS, SOLAR RADIATION, EYEGLASSES, VISORS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE