Accession Number:

AD0842705

Title:

Study of Psychophysical Factors of Vision and Pyrotechnic Light Sources

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 18 Oct 1966-18 Dec 1967

Corporate Author:

DENVER RESEARCH INST CO MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

292.0

Abstract:

A detailed survey of the open and classified literature on pyrotechnics and vision has been made. A limited amount of experimentation was done to investigate the effectiveness of flickering colored light sources on target detection. The physical data on the composition of, and radiation from, green, red, blue, yellow and white flare compositions have been presented in summary tabulations. A bibliography of the reports and journal articles that were included in this is presented. The index lists the 461 entries by category vision and visibility, pyrotechnic light sources, targets and background psychological factors. A large number of tables and graphs are presented which are useful in determining visibility and illumination parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE