Accession Number : ADA220088


Title :   Neck Injury in Advanced Military Aircraft Environments


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA220088


Report Date : FEB 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 199


Abstract : Anecdotal evidence suggests that soft tissue neck injury may be an occupational hazard for fighter pilots, particularly those in the later generation trainer and combat aircraft. Recent advances in helmet-mounted devices increase the potential for injury. There is an acute need for guidance on the maximum mass and mass distribution characteristics of head-mounted devices. The Symposium discussed the extent of risk and its control through the design of helmet-mounted devices, protective systems and aircrew training and conditioning. Keywords: High acceleration; Acceleration tolerance; NATO.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS , NATO , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , SYMPOSIA , RISK , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CREWS , FLIGHT TRAINING , DISTRIBUTION , MASS , PILOTS , PROTECTION , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , COMBAT FORCES , HIGH ACCELERATION , HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS , ACCELERATION TOLERANCE , SOFT TISSUES , NECK(ANATOMY).


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE