F-16 Control Stick Response during +Gz-Induced Loss of Consciousness
Interim rept. Dec 85-Apr 86
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The stick input has been analyzed during deliberate self-induced Gz loss of conscious-ness G-LOC on the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine human centrifuge. An F-16A stick was utilized with output of or - pitch, or - roll, an on-off binary sensory being obtained in 18-s intervals during G-LOC and recovery. The results are applicable to emerging aircraft autorecovery technology. The currently known physiologic aspects of G-LOC and their time relationship are reviewed in relation to the potential use of stick force as a rather simplistic G-LOC physiologic monitoring technique. Keywords Loss of Consciousness Autorecovery Flight dynamics TolerancesPhysiology.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering