LIGHT YOUR RUNWAYS AND TAXIWAYS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
Lights using krypton 85 were fabricated and tested as airfield threshold markers, runway edge markers, and taxiway markers. Efforts were then turned to tritium, and the ORNL program was directed toward improvement in light output and light source design. Acquisition distances of over 4 miles were achieved by a combination of tube design, phosphor and coating techniques, quality assurance, and new tritium loading techniques. Field tests have been conducted, a rigorous safety testing and quality control program has been instituted. The dose received when light fixture breaks is analyzed. A cost breakdown is made. is made.
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Oak Ridge National LaboratoryP. O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN United States 37831
- Tompkins, J A
- Publication Date: 1984
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Field tests; Lighting; Noble gases; Tritium
- Old TRIS Terms: Krypton
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00453083
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8411127-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:24PM