Human Factors in Anticollision Lighting for VTOL and V/STOL Aircraft
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The VTOL and VSTOL flight regimes are sufficiently different from those of fixed wing aircraft to magnify certain aspects of the collision avoidance problem. For example, high rates of climb and the capability for lateral translation may require increased visibility vertically and laterally. In addition, the contrasts and intensities required for light visibility against high luminance day-lighted surfaces are very different from those required for night flight conditions. These considerations have initiated a review and re- examination of anticollision lighting requirements.
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