Accession Number : ADA038762
Title : Development of an Inflatable Head/Neck Restraint System for Ejection Seats
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Zenobi, Thomas J
Report Date : 28 Feb 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : A ring-shaped inflatable head/neck restraint system for ejection seats is being developed at the Crew Systems Department, NADC. The purpose of this system is to reduce neck injuries due to violent forward head rotation at the time of ejection thrust and parachute opening shock. Inflation of the neck ring will be conducted by a solid propellant gas generator. Design considerations include form-and-fit, cost effectiveness, packaging and integration into life support equipment.
Descriptors : *EJECTION SEATS , *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , *COLLARS , DEPLOYMENT , SHOCK RESISTANCE , RESTRAINT , PARACHUTES , AVIATION SAFETY , HEAD(ANATOMY) , GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS , BLADDERS , ABANDONMENT
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
Escape, Rescue and Survival
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE