Accession Number : ADD009305

Title :   Stabilizer for an Ejection Seat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schultz,Edwin R

Report Date : 16 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A yaw stabilization system for an aircraft ejection seat has a vane for sensing the angular offset of the yaw air flow velocity vector and for extending paddles into the air stream in response to the velocity vector offset. The extended paddle is acted upon by the air stream to provide a restoring moment around the center of gravity of the seat and occupant to return the seat to the desired attitude with respect to the air flow velocity vector.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ejection seats, *Stabilization systems, *Aerodynamic stability, Yaw, Guide vanes, Air flow, Detectors, Angles, Velocity, Vector analysis, Drag, Aerodynamic configurations, Countermeasures, Inventions

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE