G Protective Tilting Aircraft Seats.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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Several tilting, supinating seats which have been tested in flight and on centrifuges are described and their biomedical adequacy assessed. Only those, which assure unrestricted visibility in all directions will be accepted by the pilots. This can be achieved by an adequate selection of the pivot points, and other design criteria which are synthesized. Concerted effort of designers, aeromedical investigators and - last but not least - pilots is urged for the realization of such an integrated G protective man-machine system. Supinating seats should also be provided for the crew of winged reentry vehicles Space-Shuttle. For the passengers multi-directional G protective systems with escape capabilities should be developed. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems