Effect of Modified Seat Angle on Air to Air Weapon System Performance Under High Acceleration
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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In air to air combat, the weapons system that has the highest agility and G maneuvering capability has a decided advantage over a less capable system. A method of increasing the G tolerance of the human portion of the system is the use of reclining seats. The modified closed loop Dynamic Environment Simulator system was employed as the experimental test bed for investigation of centrifuge pilots in the reclined position. The centrifuge pilots were required to fly through a series of G on G combat maneuvers and to perform target lock-on and boresight cannon firing through a predictive gunsight reticle at a projected enemy aircraft. The performance scoring was measured as number of ballistic rounds delivered on the target.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems