Accession Number:

ADA446138

Title:

Establishing a Spinal Injury Criterion for Military Seats

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE