Accession Number:

ADA009130

Title:

Visibility Aids for use with the Rapidly Emplaceable Minefield Marking System XM58.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

Fluorescent-colored panels and steady and flashing light sources are evaluated as daytime and nighttime visibility aids for use with the Rapidly Emplaceable Minefield Marking System XM58. The aids were studied on an outdoor range in daylight, dusk and moonlight. The visibility results are extrapolated to those which would be seen by the users within the U.S. Army. The recommended design is 1 a red-orange, fluorescent colored daymarker of 70 square-inches and 2 a flashing, red-colored light with a 6 x 0.003 flash candlepower for nighttime use. The supporting member should be olive drab in color.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE