Accession Number:

ADA012655

Title:

The Use of Opaque Louvres and Shields to Reduce Reflections within the Cockpit: A Mathematical Treatment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Opaque shields can be used to channel light and thereby reduce reflections in the cockpit. These shielding devices range from the standard glare shield on top of the instrument panel to the more experimental use of Light Control Film and Micromesh for this purpose. Because of the need to determine the best position, width, spacing, etc. of these shielding devices, it was felt that a systematic approach would be highly desirable. This work shows a mathematical approach to this problem and includes derivations, examples, and a suggested figure of merit.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE