Accession Number:

ADA048574

Title:

The Helmet Protects the Aviator's Head--or Does It,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the need for trained life support equipment specialists to maintain the protective capability of Army aviators helmets SPH-4. One-hundred helmets selected at random from the user population were evaluated for ability to attenuate impact forces, attenuate noise, and afford eye protection to the Army aviator. The evaluation revealed that protection was compromised in the majority of helmets in all three functional areas. The individual airman is responsible for maintaining his own equipment no trained equipment personnel are available to inspect or maintain the helmets. The applicability of such a survey is suggested in the case of motorcycle and construction helmets.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE