Accession Number : ADD003726

Title :   Crash Load Attenuating Troop Seat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Reilly,Mason J

Report Date : 01 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A Lightweight, low cost, collapsible, side-facing seat construction for troop carrying aircraft designed to attenuate crash load forces in an improved manner. A fabric seat sling depending from a support strap assembly is suspended via energy absorbing devices from an aircraft overhead frame structure and is supported by a simple pivoted strut assembly secured to the aircraft floor structure. Shoulder and lap safety belts are secured through the seat by tie-down straps angled outwardly from both sides of the seat directly to the aircraft floor for increased occupant safety and anti-sway resistance. A minimum of rigid, heavy, relatively expensive compression-carrying structural members is thus utilized in this unique seat while providing maximum comfort and safety to its occupant.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Aircraft seats, *Crashes, *Loads(Forces), Transport aircraft, Military personnel, Attenuation, Lightweight, Low costs, Collapsible structures, Slings, Straps, Shock absorbers, Airframes, Struts, Floors, Safety belts

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE