G-Transition Induced Loss of Orientation and Reduced G Threshold

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Authors
  1. Cheung, B.
  2. Ercoline, B.
  3. Metz, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Recently, it has been suggested that the psychophysical and physiological responses to interplay of rotation and acceleration stresses could result in spatial disorientation (SD) through almost loss of consciousness (ALOC) to frank G-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC) (Miller, 2001; Cheung and Bateman, 2001). The purpose of this presentation is to review past and current evidence on the possible relationship between disorientation and acceleration stress. A number of in-flight observations and accident scenarios will be presented together with some theoretical postulates on the mechanism involved.

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Keywords
G-transition;Spatial disorientation;G Threshold;G-Induced Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC);Incapacitation
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-SL-2002-016 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
15 Feb 2003
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA023163
CANDIS No
520359
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF);CD ROM

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