Accession Number:

ADA202589

Title:

SPH-4 U.S. Army Flight Helmet Performance 1983-1987

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Injury data was obtained from the U.S. Safety Center for the occupants of U.S. Army aircraft who were wearing aviator helmets when involved in duty-related aircraft accidents from the period beginning in June 1982 and ending in October 1987. The injury data was correlated with the physical condition of the helmets involved which had been obtained by the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory under the Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program. The helmet performance was evaluated with regard to current injury prevention capabilities and potential improvements for future helmet designs. All helmets involved were involved in aircraft accidents except one SPH-4 which had been damaged by small arms fire. Keywords Head injury, Crushable earcups, Chinstrap, Facial injury, Energy attenuation, Helmet visor, Foam compression, Protective clothing. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE