Accession Number : ADA328597

Title :   Mass Requirements for Helicopter Aircrew Helmets,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : McEntire, B. J. ; Shanahan, Dennis F.

PDF Url : ADA328597

Report Date : 25 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Helicopter aircrew helmets are becoming more sophisticated with increased mission requirements. This increase results in additional mass being supported on the aircrew's head. Ultimately, there is a limit to how much mass can be supported by the aircrew without increasing the fatigue rates and neck injury risk in accidents. This paper reviews the past mass property requirements of Army helicopter helmets. Current requirements for the RAH-66 Comanche helmet are also detailed with the rationale for their derivation.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *HELMETS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, HELICOPTERS, FATIGUE, ARMY AIRCRAFT, ACCIDENTS, NECK(ANATOMY).

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE