The Impact of Visor Transmissivity and Reflectivity on Pilot Visual Acuity and Target Acquisition Range
Final rept. 1 Oct 2000-31 Aug 2001
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIV TYNDALL AFB FL TYNDALL CENTER
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The purpose of this study was to experimentally determine the impact of varying degrees of visor transmissivity and reflectivity on visual acuity. This study measured pilots target detection range when wearing six different visor configurations a no visor, b USAF tinted visor, c the Visually Coupled Acquisition and Targeting System VCATS 25 transmissive visor with a 9 reflective coating, d the VCATS 25 transmissive uncoated visor, e the VCATS 35 transmissive uncoated visor with a 13 reflective coating. The results of this study showed that detection range decreased as transmissivity was decreased while detection range remained unchanged as reflectivity was increased.
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