Accession Number:

AD0902273

Title:

Foamed-in-Place Helmet

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 1970-28 Apr 1972

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL AIR WARFARE CENTER EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The HGU 2AP helmet was unsatisfactory because of discomfort, lack of retention during ejections, and restricted upward visibility. The Foamed-in- Place helmet process evaluated in this OTE was an attempt to correct the deficiencies that existed in the former helmet. Life support technicians are capable, with practice, of local fabrication of acceptable Foamed-In- Place helmets. Most of the material and equipment provided were satisfactory however, some were unacceptable and considerable supplies were required that were not provided. Instructions for the helmet liner forming process, issued by Aeronautical Systems Division, were found to be adequate. The instructions should be refined and photographs and illustrations should be added. Instructions for the helmet fabrication were inadequate. Participating aircrews rated the test helmet superior to the previously used helmets in the areas of comfort 82 percent and stability 80 percent. No significant difference was noted in restrictions to visibility. Noise attenuation was rated acceptable. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE