Accession Number:

ADA094323

Title:

Evaluation of AFIT/F-16 Restraint Concepts in the + or - 2Gy Environment

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The acceleration stresses imposed by the lateral or - Gy maneuvering capabilities of six-degrees-of-freedom 6DOF aircraft, such as the AFTIF-16, may potentially impact pilot performance. This centrifuge research was done to evaluate the effectiveness of special canopy-rail-mounted shoulder restraints at or - Gy in the presence of a sum-of-sines tracking task implemented via a side stick force controller. Results indicate that additional restraints are desirable.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE