PROBLEM ASSIGNMENT NO. C12RMA52-16, PART 6 DETECTABILITY OF NAVAL AIRCRAFT BY VISUAL MEANS, MEASURES TO INCREASE OR REDUCE: DEVELOPMENT OF AIRCRAFT DETECTABILITY AND VISIBILITY: V. DETECTABILITY OF STIMULI COATED WITH FLUORESCENT AND ORDINARY PAINTS. A FURTHER STUDY
NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST NJ AEROSPACE CREW EQUIPMENT LAB
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The detectability of various stimuli was investigated to provide necessary information for increasing aircraft detectability by visual means. The experiments, conducted in a field visual range situation, involved the following stimuli fluorescent yellow-orange, fluorescent red-orange, fluorescent red- orange with a white medial stripe, ordinary orange approximating international orange, white, and white with a black medial stripe. Results indicated that the fluorescent yellow-orange stimulus was the most visible under the three meteorological sky background conditions involved. The mean threshold data over the three meteorological conditions suggested the following hierarchical order of detectability for the six stimuli fluorescent yellow-orange, fluorescent red-orange, white, fluorescent red-orange with a white medial stripe, white with a black medial stripe, and ordinary orange.
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