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on" VISION RESEARCH: FLYING AND SPACE TRAVEL Proceedings of Spring Meeting, 1964 Edited by MILTON A. WHITCOMB and WILLIAM BENSON ARMED FORCES âNRC COMMITTEE ON VISION OCT29197 Â°CT 2 9 W LIBRA Y LJBW Y NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES âNATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Washington, D.C., 1968
Reproduction is sponsored by contract NONR 2300(05) between Armed Forces-NRC Committee on Vision and ONR Inquiries concerning this publication should be addressed to: Armed Forces-NRC Committee on Vision National Academy of SciencesâNational Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-60078
FOREWORD In the spring of 1964, a two-day meeting was held under the aus- pices of the Armed Forces-NRC Committee on Vision. The papers presented at this meeting concerned visual problems related to low altitude, high-speed flight, space travel, and incapacitating effects on pilots resulting from inadvertent viewing of a nuclear detonation. These papers were so greatly sought after that the Executive Council of the Committee on Vision decided to publish them as a collection representing the proceedings of the commit- tee meeting.
FLASH BLINDNESS John L. Brown, Chairman Operational Significance of the Flash Blindness Problem Walton L. Jones 85 The Nature of Radiation from Nuclear Weapons in Relation to Flash Blindness J. H. Hill and Gloria T. Chisum 95 Experimental Investigations of the Flash Blindness Problem John Lott Brown 104 Methods of Preventing Flash Blindness Frederick E. Barstow 127 Air Force Efforts in the Field of Flash Blindness James F. Culver 134 A Flash Blindness Indoctrination and Training Device James F. Parker, Jr. 140 VISION PROBLEMS IN LOW-ALTITUDE, HIGH-SPEED FLIGHT James W. Miller, Chairman Vision Problems in Low-Altitude, High-Speed Flight Introductory Remarks by the Chairman James W. Miller 145 Geographic Orientation during Low-Altitude Flight James J. McGrath 146 Dynamic Visual Detection Recognition Charles P. Greening 164 Operational Problems Associated with Low-Altitude Flight Robert W. Bailey 176 Some Operational Aspects of Visual Problems in Low-Flying, High-Speed Aircraft Robert L. Jones and James S. Joska 180