Accession Number:

ADA445169

Title:

Aircrew Stabilization Improvement Task Windblast Tests With Tekscan Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Apr 2000-May 2004

Corporate Author:

HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH BIODYNAMICS AND ACCELERATION BRANCH

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The windblast experienced by a pilot during aircraft ejection can exert considerable forces to the pilots upper torso. The T-38 Aircrew Stabilization Improvement Task ASIT, managed by the 311 Human Systems Wing, developed windblast deflector concepts to help mitigate these potentially injurious effects. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Biomechanics Branch AFRLHEPA provided technical guidance and test support to the ASIT effort during the testing of these deflector concepts, as well as an evaluation of the Tekscan pressure measurement system to record pressures on the chest in the windblast environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival
  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE