Accession Number:

ADA102828

Title:

Effects of Simulated Surface Effect Ship Motions on Crew Habitability. Phase II. Volume 2. Facility, Test conditions, and Schedules

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Apr 1975-Mar 1977

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE