Accession Number : ADD015244

Title :   Pivoting Seat for Fighter Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Sep 90, patented 12 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tung, Chi

Report Date : 12 Nov 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A high-performance aircraft seat is disclosed that automatically reacts to recline the pilot as the aircraft experience higher G's in the vertical direction, or along the pilot's Z-axis. The seat, consisting of a seat pan joined to a seat back, is hingedly fixed, at a point forward of the pilot/seat combination center of gravity, to the surface. An hydraulic cylinder is fixed between the surface, aft of the hinge point, and the seat back and will react to return the seat to its initial position, from a G-force induced reclining position, whenever the G forces subside.

Descriptors :   *PILOT SEATS, *PILOTS, *PATENTS, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT SEATS, CENTER OF GRAVITY, GRAVITY, HINGES, HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HYDRAULICS, SEATS, SURFACES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE