Accession Number : ADA327030

Title :   Development and Implementation of the Aircrew Modified Equipment Leading to Increased Accommodation (AMELIA) Program.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1994-1996,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, L. G. ; Pokorski, T. L. ; Smith, D. G. ; Ortel, B. E.

PDF Url : ADA327030

Report Date : 07 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Current naval aviation life Support equipment (ALSS) was designed to accommodate the 5th through the 95th percentile size of the 1964 U.S. male population. Since a large portion of the present U.S. female population falls outside this range, problems occur in fitting flight clothing and ALSS for female naval aviators. This report on Aircrew Modifications Leading to Increased Accommodation describes a fleet-wide survey of all naval female pilots, flight officers, and enlisted aircrew with regard to ALSS problems. The survey response rate was 67%. ALSS fit problems in naval aviation were identified and recommendations for solving these problems were provided to the Naval Air Systems Command. The top five ALSS problem areas identified by respondents in order of importance were helmet, urine-collection devices, torso harness, survival vest, and anti-exposure coverall.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *HARNESSES, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *HELMETS, *FLIGHT CLOTHING, *SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL AVIATION, NAVAL PERSONNEL, MODIFICATION, PILOTS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, REPORTS, POPULATION, SURVEYS, HUMAN BODY, MALES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), FEMALES, FITTINGS, COVERALLS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Life Support Systems
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE