Accession Number : ADD012378

Title :   Improved Anti-G Suit.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jennings, Thomas J

Report Date : 24 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This patent application discloses an improved anti-G suit which incorporates stiffening inserts sized and shaped to cover each inflatable air bladder and inserted between the bladders and the anti-G suit fabric. The stiffeners may be made of polypropylene, neoprene rubber, or a composite structure of Kevlar fabric and polyethylene. A butt strap covers the buttocks of an aircrew member and is secured by belts extending across the abdominal and the thigh bladders of the anti-G suit. Inflation of the air bladders pulls the strap butt to compress the butt strap tightly against the aircrew member's buttocks.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *G SUITS, AIR, BLADDERS, BUTTOCKS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, FABRICS, FLIGHT CREWS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, INSERTS, LEGS, NEOPRENE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYPROPYLENE, RUBBER, SHAPE, STIFFENING, STRAPS

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE