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Author McLean, Garnet A., 1947-

Title Performance demonstrations of zinc sulfide and strontium aluminate photoluminescent floor proximity escape path marking systems [electronic resource] / Garnet A. McLean, Charles B. Chittum.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aviation Medicine, [1998]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:98/2    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (i, 8 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Type Of Report Final.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 28, 2010).
"Performing organization, Protection and Survival Laboratory, Civil Aeromedical Institute"--Technical report documentation page.
"February 1998."
Access APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.
Summary Transport category aircraft are required by 14 CFR 25.812 to have emergency lighting systems, including floor proximity marking systems. Typical floor proximity marking systems installed on transport category aircraft have been primarily comprised of incandescent luminaries spaced at intervals on the floor, or mounted on the seat assemblies, along the aisle. The requirement for electricity to power these systems has made them vulnerable to a variety of problems, including battery and wiring failures, burned-out light bulbs, and physical disruption caused by vibration, passenger traffic, galley cart strikes, and hull breakage in accidents. Attempts to overcome these problems have led to the proposal that non-electric photoluminescent materials be used in the construction of floor proximity marking systems. To assess the viability of this proposal, performance demonstrations of systems made with such materials were conducted. It was found that strontium aluminate photoluminescent marking systems can be effective in providing the guidance for egress that floor proximity marking systems are intended to achieve; in contrast, zinc sulfide materials were found to be ineffective.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 8).
Note "DOT/FAA/AM-98/2."
Funding AM-B-97-PRS-93
Subject Emergency lighting.
Photoluminescence.
Airplanes -- Design and construction.
Demonstrations.
Performance(engineering)
Photoluminescence.
Zinc sulfides.
Lighting equipment.
Escape systems.
Strontium.
Aluminates.
Vibration.
Systems engineering.
Emergencies.
Traffic.
Physical properties.
Materials.
Light sources.
Electricity.
Power.
Transport aircraft.
Passengers.
Seats.
Accidents.
Airplanes -- Design and construction. (OCoLC)fst00803132
Emergency lighting. (OCoLC)fst00908499
Photoluminescence. (OCoLC)fst01062036
Transport Aircraft.
Optics.
Escape, Rescue and Survival.
Indexed Term EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEMS
FLOOR PROXIMITY MARKING SYSTEMS
INCANDESCENT LUMINARIES
14 CFR 25.812
PHOTOLUMINESCENT MATERIALS
Added Author Chittum, Charles B.
United States. Office of Aviation Medicine.
Protection and Survival Laboratory (U.S.)
Standard No. DTICE ADA339339
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:98/2

 
    
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