Accession Number : ADD012937

Title :   Anti-G Suit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jennings,Thomas J ; Tripp,Lloyd D , Jr ; Howell,Lora L ; Loukoumidis,Dimitrios G

Report Date : 23 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An improved anti-G suit 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 butt strap belts to compress the butt strap tightly against the aircrew member's buttocks. Keywords: Protective clothing; Acceleration tolerance.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *G SUITS, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, FLIGHT CREWS, BLADDERS, BELTS, BUTT WELDING, STRAPS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, NEOPRENE, RUBBER, AIR, BUTTOCKS, FABRICS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, POLYETHYLENE, FLIGHT CLOTHING, STIFFENING, LEGS, SHAPE, INSERTS

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE