PREDICTIVE VALIDITIES OF SEVERAL CLINICAL COLOR VISION TESTS FOR AVIATION SIGNAL LIGHT GUN PERFORMANCE

Scores on the American Optical Company (AOC) test (1965 edition), Dvorine test, Farnsworth Lantern test, Color Threshold Tester, Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue test, Farnsworth Panel D-15 test, and Schmidt-Haensch Anomaloscope were obtained from 137 men with color-defective vision and 128 men with normal color vision. The validity of each of these tests in predicting scores on the aviation signal light gun was assessed by using daytime and nighttime administrations of the light gun as the criteria. Two 'best sets' of plates from the AOC and Dvorine tests were selected by calculating a multiple regression equation in a stepwise manner with the nighttime and then the daytime administration of the signal light gun test as the criteria. Based on a graphic presentation of the miss and false alarm rates for each test at various possible cut scores, suggestions were made regarding the use of each test and the selection of optimal pass/fail scores.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Flight Standards Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Office of Aviation Medicine

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Jones, K N
    • Steen, J A
    • Collins, W E
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AM-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 2003 12:00AM