MEASUREMENTS OF AIRCRAFT XENON STROBE LIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

This report provides data on the characteristics of aircraft xenon strobe lights related to their potential for use as the cooperative element in Optical IR (Infrared) Airborne Proximity Warning Indicator (APWI) systems. It includes a description of pertinent characteristics, measurements of radiation geometry and power output of selected strobes, a discussion of environmental effects including lamp aging, variation in supply voltage, thermal and installation effects. Detailed measurements of spectral peak radiant intensity in addition to spectral radiant energy are presented along with measurements of rise time, duration, and fall time as a function of wave length. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Phillips, COJ
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-124 Final Rpt., TSC-FAA-75-15
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM