Accession Number : AD0287996

Title :   DESCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES' VERTICAL ACCELERATOR

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : LOWRY,R.D. ; WOLFF,W.M.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories' vertical accelerator was developed for bioastronautics research to simulate vibration and buffeting encountered in aerospace operations. The design, motion capabilities, control and safety features are described. This vertical accelerator can be programmed with periodic or random acceleration patterns obtained from actual environmental measurements. It is a complex electromechanical device employing a unique type of friction drive to move a test platform with a 200-lb load capacity. The accelerator, for continuous operation, can produce peak to peak amplitudes within 5 ft over the frequency range from 0.5 cps to 10 cps. The maximum acceleration output is from 2.5 to 3 G depending on load and permissible distortion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IMPACT SHOCK, *TEST FACILITIES, *VIBRATORS (MECHANICAL), ACCELERATION, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, VIBRATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE