Accession Number:

AD0642749

Title:

F-4C FLIGHT SIMULATOR FLASHBLINDNESS EXPERIMENT

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Aug-Nov 1965

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A study was made to determine visual recovery time from flashblindness in the F-4C aircraft simulator. When 1,080 lux 100 ft.-c. panel illumination was used immediately after the pilot was exposed to a flash of light in the forward cockpit, visual recovery time was significantly reduced. Visual recovery time was significantly less in the F-4C simulator than that found by previous studies in the F-106 and the C-131 simulators, even though the same light source and recovery task were used. The effect of flashblindness on aircraft control in the F-4C was similar to that found in the F-106 and the C- 131 studies. Even though recovery time is significantly shorter than that found in the F-106 simulator under the conditions of this test, there is evidence that flashblindness may still be a problem because of its effect on aircraft control in the F-4C aircraft simulator.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE