Accession Number : ADD008794

Title :   Protective Communications Helmet.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taesler,Paul F ; Townsend,John H

Report Date : 07 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This patent discloses a protective communications helmet combining aural, visual, flying object and bump guard protective features with electronic communications including a multiple section shell comprised of a central shell to which lateral electronics compartments are removably attached. The central shell and lateral electronics compartments are of generally planar design for facilitating packaging density and thereby enabling an extremely low center of gravity, reduced moments on inertia, and lower packaging weight. The helmet further includes a suspension system having adjustably secured attenuating, fitting cushions disposed on the inner surface of the central shell and positioned to avoid the sagittal suture. A nape pad is adjustably secured to the rear portions of the lateral electronics compartments. The helmet is equipped with an externally adjustable universal sizing headband. Mounted on the headband are adjustably fitted side pads and a rear head pad. Further included in the protective communications helmet is a hearing defender assembly comprised of a single spring to which both hearing defenders are attached. The spring is connected to the central shell of the helmet at the posterior thereof by a hinge mechanism for providing utilization and standby positions.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Helmets, *Protective equipment, *Communication equipment, Ear protectors, Goggles, Suspension devices, Shells(Structural forms), Inventions

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE