Accession Number:

ADA030855

Title:

Measurements of Aircraft Xenon Strobe Light Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1970-1974

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

This report provides data on the characteristics of aircraft xenon strobe lights related to their potential for use as the cooperative element in Optical IR Infrared Airborne Proximity Warning Indicator APWI systems. It includes a description of pertinent characteristics, measurements of radiation geometry and power output of selected strobes, a discussion of environmental effects including lamp aging, variation in supply voltage, thermal and installation effects. Detailed measurements of spectral peak radiant intensity in addition to spectral radiant energy are presented along with measurements of rise time, duration, and fall time as a function of wave length.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE