Accession Number:

AD0751470

Title:

Human Factors Evaluation of Laser Protective Visors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1971-May 1972

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Three laser protective visors and a spectacle-goggle were evaluated by over 100 experenced, rated aircrew members under flight and simulated flight conditons to determine if use of such protective filters would unduly degrade performance of flying duties. Two of the visors and the spectacle-goggle were multiwavelength protective devices. The orange and blue visors provided multiwavelength protection for complementary parts of the near ultraviolet, visible, and the near infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the spectacle-goggle essentially combined the protective capability of these visors into one unit. The yellow visor afforded protection specifically against neodymium laser light.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE