Electronic Image Detectability Under Varying Illumination Conditions
Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,26 Mar 2020
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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Light in the built environment plays an essential role in the vision and health of humans through nonvisualreceptors in the eyes. Unfortunately, image analysts who engage in the detection of objects ondisplays are often required to work in dimly-lit environments as higher illumination reduces displaycontrast. Literature has shown that increases in light exposure improves circadian rhythm entrainmentand reduces the negative health consequences of insufficient lighting. This research examines the effectsof indoor lighting to determine if increases in ambient illumination or changes to the orientation of lightfixtures improves or degrades alertness and visual performance.
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