Accession Number : AD0704863

Title :   TESTS OF WATER-FILLED CAPSULE IN PRONE POSITION.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB

Report Date : 13 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory (AMAL) G-capsule is a device to protect humans against the body distortion effects of high acceleration forces. It is a nonexpandable container designed to resist the outward expansion of the subject's body and positive pressure is used in his respiratory system to keep the body expanded against these external supports. The purpose of this support system is to protect the pilot against the distorting effects of acceleration which could be harmful. The principle new feature of this protective system is the use of pressure in the respiratory system to oppose distortion.

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS), RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, PROTECTION, PRESSURE, PILOTS, AVIATION MEDICINE, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE