Accession Number:

ADD010573

Title:

Aircraft Ejection Seat Catapult Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The acceleration applied to an ejection seat during the catapult phase of emergency escape from an aircraft is limited to a maximum value which can be tolerated by the ejectee by incrementally venting exhaust gas from the high pressure chamber of the ejection catapult. Such venting may be accomplished mechanically by a mass which acts in response to acceleration to open venting orifices, the mass being preloaded to prevent its movement until a desired acceleration is experienced. Alternatively, venting may be accomplished electromechanically. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE