Accession Number:

AD0759419

Title:

High-Visibility Painting Design for Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The report is a study of the problem of aircraft painting for maximum visibility, and of the role of color, as well as luminance contrast, in the detection and recognition of aircraft. Specifically, the report describes an application of some of the findings of this general study to a privately owned Grumman Widgeon seaplane. A high-visibility paint design for the Grumman Widgeon was produced and evaluated in flight tests. The basic principles of high visibility or anti-concealment were developed for general application to aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE