A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF FLASHBLINDNESS
Final rept. 1 Nov 1964-31 Aug 1965
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO OKLAHOMA CITY OK
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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.
- Operations Research