Accession Number:

ADA126416

Title:

Centrifuge Tests of Modifications to the MA-2 Aircrewman Torso Harness. Phase I.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-04

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE