An Investigation of Automatic Restraint and Body Positioning Techniques
Final rept. Oct 1968-Jun 1970
BETA INDUSTRIES INC DAYTON OH
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A unique test apparatus was designed, fabricated and tested which will permit the study of performance limits of automatic restraint and body positioning systems. The program was initiated by a parametric analysis that established the relations that exist between those parameters that dictate the efficacy of an automated system. The study was followed by an investigation of design criteria related to escape sequence timing, optimum positioning, cockpit interface and human tolerance. These data were compiled and used with new principles and techniques of retraction and restraint and led to the design of an automatic test device. The fabricated device is a hydraulically operated system capable of retracting any body segment over its extreme range within 0.100 seconds.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Escape, Rescue and Survival