Accession Number:

ADA456672

Title:

Seat Vibration in Military Propeller Aircraft: Characterization, Exposure Assessment, and Mitigation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. for Jul 2004-Mar 2005

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

There have been increasing reports of annoyance, fatigue, and even neck and back pain during prolonged operation of military propeller aircraft, where persistent multi-axis vibration occurs at higher frequencies beyond human whole-body resonance. This paper characterizes and assesses the higher frequency vibration transmitted to the occupants onboard four aircraft the WC-130J, C-130J, C-130H3, and E-2C.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE