Accession Number:

ADA073025

Title:

Comments on Air to Air Visibility at High Altitude

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1954-08-05

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Aviators flying at high altitude report difficulty in sighting other aircraft. The factors causing this poor air-to air visibility are discussed, particularly the phenomenon of empty field myopia. It is concluded that the correction of the myopia may moderately improve air-to-air vision. An experiment for quantitatively determining the improvement is proposed, and some practical methods of correcting the empty field myopia are suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE