Accession Number:

ADA327381

Title:

Female Acceleration Tolerance Enhancement.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

In high performance aircraft, inadequate 6-protective equipment could lead to decreased performance and unsafe flight conditions. The purpose of this project was to provide female aircrew with appropriately designed and fitted 6-protective equipment This project has supported five major efforts 1 A centrifuge study comparing male and female acceleration tolerances and evaluating a gender-specific anti-G suit modification - early data analysis 50 completion indicates female tolerance is at least equivalent to that of males and that the modified CSU-13BIP anti-6 suit provides females better protection than the standard suit. 2 Two female F-16 pilots demonstrated improved 6-tolerance in the centrifuge after anti-G suit modification - this modification has been adopted for AF-wide use. 3 An anthropometry evaluation of the potential female aircrew population resulted in an anti-G suit sizing scheme for small females. 4 A proto-type modified anti-G suit for small aircrew was fabricated and fit-tested on three subjects less than 63 inches in stature the small suit provided a good fit for all. 5 A protocol was initiated to evaluate a positive pressure breathing apparatus COMBAT EDGE relative to malefemale 6-tolerance preliminary data indicate a poor female fit for COMBAT EDGE, although there were no reports of excessive discomfort.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE