Accession Number:

AD0815210

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF CREW ESCAPE CONCEPTS FOR VTOL AND LOW-ALTITUDE DASH VEHICLES

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Feb 65-Aug 66,

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO RENTON WA

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

363.0

Abstract:

This report covers the results of a study to define crew escape requirements and criteria for selection, evaluation, and design of crew escape systems for VTOL and low-altitude dash vehicles. Escape concept performance, survival, pressurization, restraint, crew comfort and efficiency, and development and qualification testing requirements are defined. Representative open ejection seat, encapsulated ejection seat, cockpit pod, and separable nose capsule escape concepts and vehicle configurations are defined. Escape concept performance capabilities with respect to altitude, speed, and descent angle are presented and results of analyses of escape concept effectiveness for VTOL hover and transition, conventional takeoff and landing, low-altitude dash, and high- speed and high-altitude flight regimes are presented. Also, the results of an investigation of automatic emergency detection and escape initiation are presented. Escape concept trade data relative to escape and survival potential, reliability, cost, weight, volumetric penalty, availability, crew comfort and efficiency, and crew safety were developed and are presented in a form useful as a guide in the selection, evaluation and design of escape concepts for advanced VTOL and low-altitude dash vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE