Accession Number : ADP004507

Title :   Tolerance, Fatigue, Physiological and Performance Effects of Sustained and Oscillating Lateral Acceleration,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Van Patten,R. E.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The advent of six degree of freedom aircraft such as the AFTI/F-16 has necessitated the conduct of the performance oriented research on the effects of sustained and oscillating lateral acceleration (+ or - Gy). This paper reviews the literature of classical tolerance research in lateral acceleration as a basis for the recent centrifuge research performed at the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. Issues of pilot restraint, biodynamic control cross-coupling, fatigue, body positioning, and pilot performance sensitivity to lateral acceleration are discussed. The results of this research are presented in the context of operational cockpit requirements with implications for the design and performance of future six degree of freedom fighter aircraft.

Descriptors :   *ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCELERATION, OSCILLATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, RESTRAINT, BIODYNAMICS, COCKPITS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE