Accession Number:

AD0627332

Title:

A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF FLASHBLINDNESS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1964-31 Aug 1965

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

In planning certain military missions it is desirable to know the extent to which vision may be impaired by the flashblindness that can result from the intense light of a nuclear explosion. This report describes an attempt to provide assistance to such planning by constructing a mathematical model of flashblindness. The literature was surveyed to determine whether or not the construction of a model was feasible. Using selected data, two equations were developed for predicting recovery time from flash energy, display luminance, and display visual acuity. The prediction errors made were determined in a few situations and compared with the errors made by other prediction techniques. Limitations of the applicability of the equations were noted.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE