Accession Number : ADA304630

Title :   Performance Assessment of the HGU-84/P Navy Helicopter Pilot Helmet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : McEntire, B. J. ; Murphy, Barbara ; Mozo, Ben T.

PDF Url : ADA304630

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM), Program Manager for Aviation Life Support Equipment (PM-ALSE), funded USAARL to procure and evaluate the Navy HGU-84/P against the U.S. Army HGU-56/P performance requirements. The performance areas evaluated included: impact protection, weight, center of mass, chinstrap strength, shell tear resistance, dynamic retention, and sound attenuation. Only the center of mass requirement was met by the HGU-84/P configuration. None of the other HGU-56/P requirements were fully met. The helmet performed equally as well as the HGU-56/P in the dynamic retention evaluation.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *RETENTION(GENERAL), *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *HELMETS, *FLIGHT HELMETS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, IMPACT, COCKPITS, DYNAMICS, RESISTANCE, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), AERONAUTICS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), PROTECTION, STRAPS, ACOUSTIC ATTENUATION, ARMY AVIATION, TEARING.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE