Accession Number : ADD009224

Title :   High Acceleration Protective Seat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Horan,John J

Report Date : 24 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A G-protective seat is disclosed for disposing an occupant within a vehicle in a supine tucked posture during high acceleration loading substantially along the Z-axis of the vehicle. At the onset of high Z-axis acceleration, a pair of pivotal leg support members are actuated to fold the legs of the occupant upwardly thereby drawing the knees up to the chest of the occupant in an intermediate tucked position. With the occupant in the tucked position, the seat rotates upward about an axis substantially defined by the occupant's eyes into a supine position for the duration of the high acceleration loading. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Aircraft seats, *Pilot seats, High acceleration, Protective equipment, Loads(Forces)

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE