Accession Number : ADA113653

Title :   Development of a Backpack Survival Kit for Ejection Seats.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Zenobi,Thomas J ; Whitman,Gary F

PDF Url : ADA113653

Report Date : 08 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Navy is designing a Backpack Survival Kit (BSK) for ejection seats. Expected advantages of the BSK as compared to seat lid kits are less weight and more crewmember mobility during emergency egress from aircraft cockpits. With development of more sophisticated ejection propulsion systems, volume for survival kit stowage under the seat lid may not be available; the BSK offers an alternative stowage location. Design considerations include integration into the ejection seat system, attachment to the crewmember's restraint harness, stowage of survival gear, liferaft deployment, and crewmember mobility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Survival kits, *Backpacks, *Life rafts, Ejection seats, Storage, Experimental design, Deployment, Breathing masks, Models, Parachute descents

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE