Accession Number : ADP006233

Title :   Current Status of an Artificial Intelligence-Based Loss of Consciousness Monitoring System for Advanced Fighter Aircraft,

Corporate Author : HARRY G ARMSTRONG AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Albery, William B. ; Van Patten, Robert E.

Report Date : SEP 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : During this past decade, fourteen U.S. Air Force pilots lost their lives and aircraft to gravity induced loss of consciousness, or GLOC. GLOC is not a new problem, it has been around for every 70 years. Because of the emergence of high performance aircraft such as the F-16 and F-15 and the fact that these aircraft can perform beyond the acceleration tolerance limits of the human, GLOC has become the U.S. Tactical Air Force's second most serious human factors problem, second only to spatial disorientation. To date, there exists no monitoring system in USAF aircraft to detect when a pilot has become incapacitated due to GLOC. The incorporation of high G onset training and a special centrifuge training facility will help reduce, but not eliminate, the GLOC problem. This paper presents the current status of a loss of consciousness detection and recovery system being developed by the Air Force.

Descriptors :   , ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, ADVANCED WEAPONS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIRCRAFT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CENTRIFUGES, CONSCIOUSNESS, DETECTION, FACILITIES, GRAVITY, HIGH ACCELERATION, HIGH RATE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, JET FIGHTERS, LIMITATIONS, LOSSES, MONITORING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION, PILOTS, PROCESSING, RECOVERY, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE