Control of health hazards from airborne lasers

D. H. Sliney, R. Yacovissi

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The use of lasers in tactical military aircraft present eye hazards to personnel in aircraft and on the ground. Biomedical scientists and engineers are often asked for advice for controlling these hazards. Methods are given for applying ocular exposure criteria to the solution of practical field safety problems. Laser pointing accuracy and the extent of hazardous specular reflections from flat glass and from standing areas of water are the principal determinations required to develop safe laser operations. Special considerations may be required for scanning lasers and laser arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-696
Number of pages6
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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