Establishing a Spinal Injury Criterion for Military Seats
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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Currently, military specifications require use of an acceleration-time criterion to assess the physiological acceptability of crash resistant seats and restraint systems. With the evolution of crash test dummies which now exhibit great bio-fidelic performance, military researchers are considering direct force measurements taken within the Hybrid III anthropomorphic test device ATD as an alternate evaluation criterion.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods