Accession Number:

AD0736056

Title:

An Emergency Life-Saving Instant Exit System for Cargo, Cargo-Transport and Passenger Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVE TECHNOLOGY INC FAIRFIELD CALIF

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The results of a design study and ground testing of an Emergency Life-Saving Instant Exit ELSIE System for military and commercial cargo, cargo-transport and passenger aircraft are described. The ELSIE System opens emergency exits in aircraft almost instantaneously and can be designed to open all exits at one time or on a selective basis. The design evolved from Explosive Technologys STENStored Energy Passenger Egress System originally developed in 1967 and continuously demonstrated since then. The contracted work represented the design and testing of an ELSIE System specifically for demonstration on a C-131B test-bed aircraft. This document is Volume I of a two-volume report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE