The protective performance of crash helmets

Crash helmets for use in agricultural aviation should provide good impact protection, be light and comfortable and give acoustical protection. Satisfactory impact protection should be assured by standard specifications. To examine the performance of current helmets and suitability of typical standards, a series of tests was conducted on ten types of helmet, and their performance was compared with standard requirements and head tolerance to impact. Standard specifications were reviewed and it was concluded that they should, and could, be modified to require improved protection. The comfort aspects were investigated in a brief field trial to indicate design characteristics suitable for aviation helmets.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Laboratories

    Melbourne, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Sarrailhe, S R
  • Publication Date: 1973-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22p + appendices
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 390

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01389002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 2:37AM