Accession Number:

ADA009593

Title:

Effects of the Abnormal Acceleratory Environment of Flight

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 1974

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

A basic description of the physical nomenclature relating to the motional environment of flight is followed by discussions of the physiologic effects of that environment on the human cardiovascular and vestibular system. The effects of Gz stress and the various means of protecting aircrew against such stress are given special emphasis. The mechanisms of spatial disorientation and motion sickness and the appropriate countermeasures are also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE