Accession Number : ADA130279

Title :   Impact and Vibration Testing of a Modified UH-1 Crew Seat.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Shanahan,Dennis F ; Haley,Joseph L ; Johnson,John C ; Wells,John H ; Knoche,Heinrich

PDF Url : ADA130279

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The German Air Force has developed a modified UH-1 pilot seat designed to improve comfort by increasing support to the thigh and lower back, providing better vibration dampening and increasing cold weather comfort. This seat was tested for vibration dampening, pilot acceptance, and impact tolerance in a side-by-side test with the standard UH-1 seat. The modified seat is more comfortable than the standard UH-1 seat. The modified seat provides better impact protection than the standard seat, provided that the seat frame and restraint system do not tear loose. The modified seat does not provide better vibration dampening than the standard UH-1 seat. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PILOT SEATS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, VIBRATION, IMPACT, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PAIN, PADS(CUSHIONS), RETROFITTING, TEST METHODS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, HELICOPTERS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE