Accession Number : ADD011002

Title :   Windblast Head Protector for Use during Pilot Ejection from an Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cummings,R J

Report Date : 13 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A windblast head protector for use in conjunction with an ejection seat of a high performance aircraft in order to protect the head of a crew member during ejection from the aircraft. The protector includes a deployable U-shaped tubular frame which supports a canopy that extends over the top of a crew member's helmet. The frame is held in place when fully deployed by two cords which extend from the frame's forward edge to two rings attached to the headrest of the ejection seat. The head protector is normally stowed in the pilot chute compartment on top of the main parachute pack of the ejection seat and moved into the fully deployed position by means of cable passing through the frame and operably connected to a deployment mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Protective equipment, *Canopies, *Ejection seats, Aviation safety, Head(Anatomy), Neck(Anatomy), Protection, Flight crews, Ejection, High velocity, Wind, Blast loads, High pressure, Deployment, Tubular structures, Cordage, Rings

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE