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Reynolds, Barbara S.

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Barbara S Reynolds
The role of protective visors in injury prevention during U.S. Army rotary-wing aviation accidents( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visors their associated flight helmets are considered Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE). The role of visors is to reduce the frequency and severity of facial injuries. To investigate this role, the Army aviation accident database from the U.S. Army Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, and the ALSE Retrieval Program (ALSERP) database from the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama, were investigated for visor related accident data. In addition, a review of past analyses of head and facial rotary-wing accident data was conducted. The findings support the premise that visors, when properly deployed, play a major role in reducing the frequency and severity of facial injuries
Visor use among U.S. Army rotary-wing aviators( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visors are optical devices that provide a level of comfort and protection from dust, wind, sun glare and particle fragments and, in the case of a crash, from tree branches, rocks, debris and aircraft structural parts. This report presents the results of a survey whose objective was to document visor usage, and identify problems associated with optical quality, and maintenance in Army rotary wing aviation. The survey was distributed to U.S. Army aviators and crewmen at Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The survey identified that guidelines for visor use need to be established. Minor problems with haze, distortion, luminous transmittance, and prismatic deviation were also identified. Other problems include' mechanical difficulties, e.g., visors sticking and coming off track, inadequate custom trimming for IHADSS visors, and ANVIS incompatibility. Data support that dual visor design results in higher percentage of visor use
Laser Issues for Army Aviation: Questions & Answers( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the modern battlefield, lasers are used primarily as rangefinders and target designators; however, in the past the high cost and technological sophistication of lasers have limited their fielding to national armies. Their large size and power requirements have further limited their presence on the battlefield. Within the past few years, however, technological advances have reduced significantly both the size and power requirements of lasers and costs have plummeted. Within the military, especially in aviation, lasers are a major potential threat. The aviator's most important source for gathering information is his/her eyes. Either through hostile intentions or through training accidents, the aviator's vision has been susceptible to damage through exposure to lasers. Today, this potential threat has increased significantly with the easy availability of low-cost laser pointers. The U.S. Army has long recognized the need to address the issues of lasers, laser protection and laser injuries. While a considerable amount of knowledge has been acquired over the years regarding lasers, this knowledge does not always reach the field. This report is an effort to answer commonly-fielded questions on lasers, laser protection and laser-related injuries
The Issue of Visual Correction Compatibility with Helmet-Mounted Displays( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the compatibility issues of helmet-mounted display (HMD) designs, the requirement for providing compatible vision correction, and the methods available in order to achieve this requirement. First, the problem of limited HMD eye clearance is defined in the context of protective devices and visual correction methods. Next, past efforts to mitigate this problem via the use of specially modified spectacles and contact lenses are reviewed. Finally, current and future potential solutions to this problem are explored
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