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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-143
Date: December 2005

Enhanced Night Visibility Series, Volume XII: Overview of Phase II and Development of Phase III Experimental Plan

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LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS


General Terms

ENV Enhanced Night Visibility
OEM original equipment manufacturer
SUV sport utility vehicle
TCD traffic control device
UV–A ultraviolet A (wavelength 315 to 400 nanometers)
VES vision enhancement system

Vision Enhancement Systems

HLB halogen (i.e., tungsten-halogen) low beam
hybrid UV–A + HLB hybrid UV–A/visible output together with halogen low beam
three UV–A + HLB three UV–A headlamps together with halogen low beam
five UV–A + HLB five UV–A headlamps together with halogen low beam
HLB–LP halogen low beam at a lower profile
HHB halogen high beam
HOH high output halogen
HID high intensity discharge
hybrid UV–A + HID hybrid UV–A/visible output together with high intensity discharge
three UV–A + HID three UV–A headlamps together with high intensity discharge
five UV–A + HID five UV–A headlamps together with high intensity discharge
IR–TIS infrared thermal imaging system

Measurements

km/h kilometers per hour
lx lux
m meters
nm nanometers

 

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