Accession Number : ADD006794

Title :   Arm Restraint System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yamada,Edwin Y

Report Date : 18 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent covers an arm restraint system for use with an aircraft ejection seat to prevent limb flailing on ejection. Long straps, which are normally loose to allow unimpeded arm and body movement of the seated crewman, are retained high on the side of the shoulder area by a flap with a Velcro fastener and by ring members on the seat buckle and on the seat frame. During the ejection sequence, the Velcro fasteners are pulled apart by the action of the straps which move downward and pin the crewman's arms against his side and lower abdomen thereby preventing flail upon entry of the crewman into the airstream. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ejection seats, Arms(Anatomy), Restraint, Fastenings

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE