Accession Number:

ADA244158

Title:

Conference Proceedings on High Altitude and High Acceleration Protection for Military Aircrew Held in Pensacola Florida on 29-30 April 1991 (Les Equipements de Protection pour le Vol Haute Altitude et Grande Acceleration a Bord des Avions Militaires)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

263.0

Abstract:

Several NATO nations are developing highly-agile fighter aircraft that are capable of operating at altitudes well above 50,000 feet 15 km and at sustained accelerations much greater than 6Gz. These include the United States with its F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom with the European Fighter Aircraft, and France with the Rafale. Protection against both high sustained acceleration and loss of cabin pressurization at high altitude in these aircraft requires the judicious use of pressure breathing in combination with counterpressure to the limbs, trunk and abdomen. There is also the requirement for protection against other harmful environmental stressors and there are the problems associated with effectively integrating the various protective assemblies so as to impose the minimum encumbrance and discomfort on the wearer. The purpose of this Symposium was to consider the physiological and technical requirements for protection of aircrew in the environment of high altitude and high acceleration, and against exposure to NBC threats and cold water immersion and survey recent developments in aircrew life support equipment for counteracting the harmful effects of these stressors.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE