Centrifuge Tests of Modifications to the MA-2 Aircrewman Torso Harness. Phase I.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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Inadequate aircrew restraint has been cited as a factor which has caused the loss of many aircraft. Several modifications of the MA-2 torso harness were tested by live subjects on the NAVAIR-DEVCEN centrifuge at an acceleration of -2Gz, and also in a -2Gx simulated flat spin in order to determine how much improvement was made to the restraint system. A 2 cm reduction in Z displacement could be obtained with either a negative G strap or a V strap over the thighs. Author
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