Accession Number:

ADA231698

Title:

A Motion Activated Articulating Seat (MAAS) a Dynamic Concept for Cockpit Seat Design in High Performance Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Special rept. Aug 1987-Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

HARRY G ARMSTRONG AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The motion activated articulating seat MAAS is a pilot aid in lifting the shoulderupper torso while flying and aircraft. The MAAS system has the ability to respond rapidly should the pilot require a different shoulder upper torso position in response to changing mission requirements, such as checking 6 . The approach uses a high speed desk top computer, a video camera, a specialized video processing capture board, a set of specifically geometrically designed air bags three independently functionable with operational valving, a modified cockpit seat with a 30 degree seat back angle, a flight helmet with identifiable indicators, and an in house developed operating software program. The system has been demonstrated statistically and successfully processed head helmet movements for generating seat motion. The video capture technique is being applied to other laboratory research efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE