Accession Number:

ADA276843

Title:

Assessment of Interior Modifications in C-130 and C-141 Aircraft for Night Vision Goggle Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Dec 1992

Corporate Author:

LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

An evaluation was conducted to examine the effects of interior paint scheme modifications to C-130 and C-141 aircraft on night vision goggle NVG operations. The evaluation consisted of direct measurement of aircraft interior radiance levels, calculation of surface reflectivities, and a human factors assessment of effects on aircrew NVG performance. The data were collected for both modified and original interior scheme C-130 and C-141 aircraft at Pope AFB and Charleston AFB, respectively. Reflectance values were determined for various flight deck and cargo bay surfaces. The reflectance values were calculated from the radiance levels within the sensitivity range of the NVGs. The results indicated that the reflectances were higher in modified aircraft for the majority of surfaces measured, but well within the specifications set by the relevant military standard. The human factors evaluation indicated that the vast majority of aircrew responding experienced no adverse effect on NVG performance attributable to the new interior scheme. In general, it was concluded that the modified interior scheme should not interfere with NVG operations. Night vision goggles, Lighting compatibility, NVIS Radiance aircraft interior

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE