Accession Number:

ADA465176

Title:

Aviation Safety in the Rapid Onset, High-G Environment

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 2001-Aug 2005

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This is a summary of research conducted on the high-G onset Air Force Research Laboratory centrifuge at Brooks City-Base TX. G-LOC and A-LOC research on the centrifuge is summarized. It was found that the G-LOC episode lasts longer than the nominal 24 sec previously described. It was found that pilot performance can be impaired up to EO sec after a G-LOC. No adverse effect of sustained acceleration was observed in Subjects who had PRK-treated eyes. There has been a proposal to eliminate the counter-pressure vest in pilots flying high- performance aircraft. Subjects reported no adverse effects of using Positive Pressure Breathing without the counter-pressure vest. The Navys Smart Aircrew Integrated Life Support System SAILSS was evaluated on the centrifuge. The SAILSS is an advanced development project for the Navy with the objective of developing the next-generation aircrew life Support system. The Human Information Processing under Dynamic Environment program was evaluated on both the Brooks and Wright-Patterson AFB centrifuges.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Safety Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE