Accession Number : ADA328996

Title :   A Flexible Cabin Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Marcus, Jeffrey H.

PDF Url : ADA328996

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Experimental research on issues related to emergency evacuation of a passenger aircraft cabin have tended to use existing aircraft cabins. While a great deal of useful information has been collected, these facilities have limited capabilities to be configured to investigate new or unusual cabin arrangements. A concept design for a flexible cabin simulator has been completed and is described. The proposed facility can simulate any aircraft cabin from a small, commuter category aircraft through a multi-aisle, multi-deck mega-jumbo transport. The simulator allows full flexibility in terms of exit type and placement, location and design of interior monuments, and the size and layout of the passenger cabin. Experimental control is possible of interior and exterior illumination levels, the presence of vision obscuring smoke, and the door sill height when using evacuation slides. Built from modular sections, it might be used in the future to investigate new and unusual cabin designs, such as the flying wing. The proposed simulator is described to illustrate its versatility. The associated building and project costs are also discussed.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *AIRCRAFT CABINS, EMERGENCIES, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, ILLUMINATION, PASSENGER AIRCRAFT, EXITS, EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE