Measurement Procedures for Strobe Anticollision Lights
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides the user with standardized guidelines for the measurement of effective intensity of strobe anticollision lights for aircraft in the laboratory, in maintenance facilities, and in the field. A common source of traceability for calibration of the measurement systems, compensation for known causes of variation in light output, and recommendations which minimize sources of errors and uncertainties are included in this document. Estimates of uncertainty and error sources for each class of measurement are discussed.
Rationale: It was agreed that although the document is intended for the use of Xenon tubes, it is not explicit, and users could term a "strobe" light to be an LED strobe. LED flash duration's are approaching the applicability of this document.
The document will be update to clarify the different technologies and resulting measurement techniques