Development and Implementation of the Aircrew Modified Equipment Leading to Increased Accommodation (AMELIA) Program.
Interim rept. 1994-1996,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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Current naval aviation life Support equipment ALSS was designed to accommodate the 5th through the 95th percentile size of the 1964 U.S. male population. Since a large portion of the present U.S. female population falls outside this range, problems occur in fitting flight clothing and ALSS for female naval aviators. This report on Aircrew Modifications Leading to Increased Accommodation describes a fleet-wide survey of all naval female pilots, flight officers, and enlisted aircrew with regard to ALSS problems. The survey response rate was 67. ALSS fit problems in naval aviation were identified and recommendations for solving these problems were provided to the Naval Air Systems Command. The top five ALSS problem areas identified by respondents in order of importance were helmet, urine-collection devices, torso harness, survival vest, and anti-exposure coverall.
- Protective Equipment
- Life Support Systems
- Escape, Rescue and Survival