Accession Number:

ADA137431

Title:

Preferences for Blue and White Light in Sonar Compartments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Twenty sonar crews mean 9.7 men undergoing refresher training in the Sonar Operational Trainers SOT for two to five 8-hour days evaluated the acceptability and effectiveness of blue and white ambient lighting. In addition, five crews evaluated the white lighting at sea. Of the nearly 200 men tested in the SOT, two-thirds preferred blue to white lighting, although there was general agreement that such pieces of equipment as the ANBQQ-3 and ANBQR-21 should be white lighted. Of the five crews tested at sea, four preferred white and only one preferred blue. Two of the crews that preferred white had originally preferred the blue lighting when tested in the SOT. Possible reasons for this change are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE