Accession Number:

AD0735693

Title:

Human Factors in Anticollision Lighting for VTOL and V/STOL Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • VSTOL
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE