Problems of High Altitude and High Speed Ejections.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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High speed ejections and high altitude ejections pose severe problems for the crewman ejection seat system. Ejection seat systems need to be upgraded to satisfy these escape conditions for new generation high performance aircraft. Windblast, deceleration, temperature extremes, stabilization, oxygen deficiency and pressure change are problems to be considered. Some of these problems are common with present ejection seats also, but they become more severe for conditions of higher speeds and higher altitudes. Development is being conducted in some of the problem areas however, in other areas development must be undertaken to achieve the results desired by this project. Author
- Escape, Rescue and Survival