Accession Number : AD0738478

Title :   Sustained Linear Acceleration.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C COMM ON HEARING BIOACOUSTICS BIOMECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Henry,James P. ; Chambers,Randall M. ; Gauer,Otto H. ; McCutcheon,Ernest P. ; Young,Laurence R.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report concerns modern and future fighter aircraft with maneuvering capabilities that now are beginning to exceed the G force limitations of man, particularly with regard to such effects on man's pulmonary, cardiovascular, and labyrinthine systems. Protective mechanisms are discussed that have potential for exceeding man's unprotected tolerance; research at many laboratories is discussed. The report considers that 9 G 30-sec duration acceleration is likely to be tolerable and that the solution will probably involve a compromise between posture, straining, pilot selection, and anti-G suits rather than the use of any single technique exclusively. Twelve fruitful research areas are outlined for future laboratory effort. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *PILOTS), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), GRAVITY, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AVIATION MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE