Accession Number : ADA117552

Title :   Investigation of Aircrew Protection During Emergency Escape at Dynamic Pressures up to 1600 Q.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 May 80-22 Feb 81,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cummings,Robert J

PDF Url : ADA117552

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : A perspective is developed on requirements for applied biomechanical research necessary to support development of new advanced escape capability for negative static stability margin aircraft. Processes which govern potentially injurious energy transfers to and from the ejectee are enumerated. Four escape design approaches are evaluated in terms of energy transfers, protection strategies, and research requirements, including: (1) advanced open upright seat, (2) reclined open, (3) partially encapulated, and (4) encapsulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ejection seats, *Escape systems, Biomechanics, Damage, Prevention, Experimental design, Requirements, Restraint, Harnesses

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE