Accession Number:

ADA184107

Title:

F-16 Control Stick Response during +Gz-Induced Loss of Consciousness

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Dec 85-Apr 86

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE