Accession Number:

ADA034217

Title:

Baseline Data from an A-4 Cockpit in Simulated Carrier Deck Fire.

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication FY 1975-1976,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

This report describes a study that was designed to gather fundamental data on the survivability of an aircraft cockpit in a carrier deck fire, on the characteristics of cockpit structural degradation in the fire, and on various interacting mechanisms that reduce a pilots functionability. An unarmed Navy A-4 cockpit was subjected to a simulated carrier deck pool fire. The cockpit was instrumented with transducers to measure temperature, heat, smoke, toxic gases, light, shock, sound, pressure, and physiological behavior of rats and mice. A number of appendixes to the report give detailed descriptions of the various measuring systems and the data they produced. In addition to providing much immediately useful data, the test yielded a good base of data on which to design future tests of this kind. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE