Accession Number : ADA324959

Title :   U.S. Army's Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Voisine, Joel J. ; Licina, Joseph R. ; McEntire, B. J.

PDF Url : ADA324959

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : In 1972, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) established the Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program (ALSERP). The purpose of this program is to evaluate the effectiveness of aviation protective equipment in an aircraft accident environment and to contribute to the improvement of this equipment through modification or development of new design criteria. Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting, requires all life support equipment which is in any way implicated in the cause or prevention of injury to be shipped to USAARL for analysis. The primary objectives of the ALSERP are (a) to determine why aviation mishap occupant injuries were or were not received, and (b) to develop concepts and criteria for design improvements through the analysis of injuries and their correlation to retrieved aviation life support equipment.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *PREVENTION, *MEDICAL LABORATORIES, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, *AVIATION MEDICINE, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, AIRCRAFT, AERONAUTICS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, ARMY, DESIGN CRITERIA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Safety Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE