INFLATABLE RESTRAINT CONCEPT FOR GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT

The report documents a program that investigated inflatable restraint design criteria and developed an airbag restraint system for use in a general aviation aircraft. The program required three phases of effort which were data collection, establishment of design goals, and concept development. The first phase consisted of collecting data on crash acceleration profiles, inflatable restraints, energy attenuation criteria, and airframe dimensions. With this information and available human tolerance data, it was possible to develop analytical models of the seated occupant and airbag restraint, which were used to determine the design goals for inflatable occupant restraints that could be used in general aviation aircraft. Once the design goals were established, airplane cabin dimensions and inflatable system performance specifications were used to develop an inflatable restraint concept for general aviation aircraft. (Author) Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Beta Industries, Incorporated

    Dayton, OH  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Carr, R W
    • Phillips, N S
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA71NA-608
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM