Effects of Simulated Surface Effect Ship Motions on Crew Habitability. Phase II. Volume 2. Facility, Test conditions, and Schedules
Technical rept. Apr 1975-Mar 1977
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA
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From July through September 1975, a series of ship motion simulation experiments was conducted using the ONR Motion Generator at Human Factors Research, Inc., Goleta, CA. These experiments designated Phase II are the latest in a continuing program of the Surface Effect Ship Project Office to establish the effects of SES motions on the health and performance of crew members. In earlier tests, the motion generating equipment was unable to replicate the higher acceleration and velocity portions of the commanded motion waveforms, which were derived from computer simulations of the SES encountering open-ocean seas at high speed. During April - June 1975, extensive modifications were made to the ONR Motion Generator in order to improve its capability to provide SES-like motions. These modifications and the resulting system performance during the Phase II tests are described.
- Stress Physiology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods