High G Physiological Protection Training (Acceleratio;s Elevees: Protection par l'Entrainement)
AMP Working Group 14
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The purpose of this book is to give a concise and complete picture of the accelerative forces encountered in high performance aircraft, their effects upon the crew and the countermeasures that should be taken. The training possibilities and equipment now and in the future, are dealt with extensively although, for those readers whose interest extends even further a list of titles is suggested. After a general introduction wherein the three main subjects G- forces, G-effects and G-training are placed in a historical context, the second chapter offers the scientific basis for the G-concept. Chapter 3 is of a more applied nature the human tolerance of G-forces and the different ways of measuring it are discussed. The chapter continues with a description of the standard G-protection methods the suits, the valves and the complete details of the Anti-G Straining Maneuver. Logically the potential G-protection methods are treated in the next chapter. A complete chapter 5 is dedicated to the intriguing but very dangerous phenomenon of G-induced loss of consciousness, that in fact has convinced the airforces to make centrifuge training mandatory. The human centrifuges available in NATO are discussed in detail in chapter 6. Very interesting general data on the centrifuge such as definitions, performance, safety and design features, are brought together in this chapter. A chapter on fitness geared to acquiring a higher G-tolerance is included as chapter 7, which discusses aerobic and anaerobic exercise regimes and life-style considerations. The actual conducting of centrifuge training, in the form of a cookbook , the reader finds in chapter 8. Apart from the impressive 220 references, the book closes with chapter 9 on training applications and standards.
- Stress Physiology
- Protective Equipment