PHYSIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS: CONTROL OF HEAT STRESS IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT.

Richard F Stribley, S. A. Nunneley

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Abstract

Cooling of the cockpit in high-performance aircraft is usually based upon avionics requirements, with only secondary regard for the effect on aircrew. A shift in priority may now be needed because the new fighter aircraft demand maximal human performance which may be impaired by heat stress. This paper reviews current USAF specifications for the cockpit environmental control system (ECS) together with evidence that hot-weather flight operations involve significant aircrew heat exposure. A brief analysis is made of heat stress are discussed. A new approach is suggested for writing ECS specifications in order to ensure adequate aircrew protection and optimal man-machine system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Issue number78 -ENAs-22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference -
Duration: Jul 10 1978Jul 13 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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