Accession Number : AD0642801

Title :   A BIBLIOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ACCELERATION ON THE CONTROL AND SAFETY OF HIGH SPEED AIRCRAFT,

Corporate Author : PSYCHOLOGICAL CORP NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Dunlap,Jack W.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The performance of any aircraft is a function not only of engineering limitations but also of the tolerance of the pilot. An important limitation on the maneuverability of high speed craft will be imposed by the relatively low tolerances of unprotected men to accelerative forces. The pertinent literature on this problem is evaluated to derive implications for the safe operation of supersonic craft. The available data indicate that human g tolerance varies with the individual, the direction in which the force is applied, and the criteria employed to measure its effect. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, PILOTS), (*AVIATION MEDICINE, ACCELERATION), CONTROL, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRCRAFT, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MANEUVERABILITY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE