Accession Number : ADA306501

Title :   Universal Pilot Support Couch Test Data Book,

Corporate Author : AIRCRAFT ARMAMENTS INC COCKEYSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Thayer, W. S. ; McClernan, L. M.

PDF Url : ADA306501

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : In a recent development program under Contract N62269-2759 for the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory (AMAL), Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsylvania, AAI conducted a thorough study of a fullbody, soft cushion couch as an effective means of protecting pilots and crew members from severe dynamic environments. A prototype couch was designed, fabricated and tested by AAI. Phase I of this program involved the study of various foams, design of a couch configuration, prediction of testing results, testing in shock, acceleration and vibration environments and a comparison of predicted results with actual results. Phase II of this program involved development of an articulated seat and leg support couch and, testing of the couch, only if the predictive method of phase I were not satisfactory. As an alternative to phase II testing, a data book has been prepared to show the validity of the predictive methods.

Descriptors :   *SEATS, *CUSHIONING, *AIRCRAFT SEATS, *AVIATION MEDICINE, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, METHODOLOGY, VIBRATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ENVIRONMENTS, PREDICTIONS, DYNAMICS, ACCELERATION, PILOTS, CREWS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, LABORATORIES, BOOKS, PENNSYLVANIA, FOAM.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE