Seat Vibration in Military Propeller Aircraft: Characterization, Exposure Assessment, and Mitigation
Interim rept. for Jul 2004-Mar 2005
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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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.
- Transport Aircraft
- Anatomy and Physiology