RESEARCH TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF EYE EFFECTS SAFE SEPARATION CHARTS.
Final rept., 31 May 65-31 May 66,
TECHNOLOGY INC SAN ANTONIO TEX LIFE SCIENCES DIV
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The purpose of this report is to make known the research methods, results, and conclusions involved in a study which was to develop eye safe separation distances from nuclear detonations in terms of yield, altitude, slant range, etc. Under the precept that retinal temperature is the most significant factor in ocular damage, a mathematical model for the prediction of retinal temperature is outlined. Theoretical and empirical fireball source data are input separately to the model in an effort to determine the applicability of the theoretical data by comparing calculated retinal temperature rise. The results of the comparisons are favorable. However, it is concluded that, presently, the model retinal temperature predictions must be used with reservation. Author