This investigation established the feasibility of using an automatically inflatable restraint system as an alternative to the conventional restraint worn by helicopter crewmen. This type restraint provides increased crash protection because it provides automatic pretensioning which forces the occupant back in his seat, thereby reducing dynamic overshoot; reduces strap loading on the wearer when the inflated restraint is compressed during crash loading; reduces the concentration of strap loads on the body because of the increased bearing surface provided when the restraint is inflated; reduces head rotation and whiplash induced trauma. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Air Development Center

    Crew Systems Department
    Warminster, PA  United States  18974
  • Authors:
    • Schulman, M
    • McElhenney, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NADC-77176-40 Phase Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM