Accession Number:

AD0741531

Title:

Aircraft Exterior Lighting and Marking.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 71-Jan 72,

Corporate Author:

ROWLAND AND CO HADDONFIELD N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The study investigates the contemporary state of human factors knowledge concerning aircraft exterior lighting and marking. Efforts to increase conspicuity or impart information through resort to exterior marking or painting are now and, in the absence of an unforeseen technological breakthrough, will probably continue to be essentially useless. An attempt to define a standardized exterior lighting system failed because sufficient hard data does not exist to compare system components. Large scale field research to compare all components of all major systems is urgently required. It is concluded that a contemporary standard lighting system is feasible at present and should be adopted on the basis of a massive field trial. At the same time, an imaginative exploratory research program is urgently needed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE