Accession Number:

AD0817028

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF A CREW SEATING SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED AEROSPACE VEHICLES.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 65-Nov 66,

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA NORAIR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

207.0

Abstract:

This report presents the design parameters and the concept of an experimental seat system for advanced aerospace vehicles. Design parameters were developed for a seat system which provides 1 Comfort and support for long periods, up to 4 hours. 2 Compatibility with the 5th through 95th percentile man. 3 Isolation for the crew member from the severe environment of high speed, low altitude flight to a level commensurate with proficiency requirements. 4 Protection in the crew escape capsule ejection environment, and to the degree practical, the vehicle crash environment. A seat system concept is presented embodying a microballoon pad system utilized to achieve universality of fit and a high degree of comfort. A restraint system is presented which enhances mans ability to withstand high acceleration loads and, when not in the full restraint position, permits the same degree of flexibility as available from current Air Force restraint systems. Shock mitigation is provided in the longitudinal and vertical axis to reduce the -Gx and Gz accelerations to a tolerable level. The seat is isolated in the vertical axis from the rough vibratory environment of high speed, low altitude flight. A presentation of restraint systems previously developed for crew protection in a high acceleration environment, is presented in the Appendix. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE