Ejection Tower Evaluation of the Rate-Dependant Foam Cushions for the NACES Seat
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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Fifty two tests were conducted at the NAWC Warminster Ejection Tower Site. Seven cushion configurations were used in the test program to measure their effect on ejection safety. It was clearly seen that the Confor foam cushion enables the manikin to be more effectively coupled to the seat than the current NACES cushion. Based on these test results, it was found that the NACES cushion foam could be replaced with the Confor Foam to improve seated comfort without degrading ejection safety. This report describes the test articles, test procedures, data collection and data analysis used for the evaluation.