+Gz PROTECTION IN THE FUTURE - REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

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Authors
  1. Buick, F.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
To reduce the incidence of G-induced loss of consciousness and enable pilots to operate their aircraft at higher levels of performance, anti-G protection must be improved. A G-suit and the anti-G straining maneuver will likely remain essential components of any anti-G system, but several methods potentially increasing G-tolerance have been investigated that could supplement the protection afforded by these traditional techniques. Pharmacologic agents are of no benefit, while breathing carbon dioxide, shown to improve G tolerance, is impractical. Positive pressure breathing has so convincingly improved G-protection that it will become an operational procedure in the immediate future. Altering body position to shorten the heart-to-head hydrostatic distance adds directly to the protection offered by the other procedures but can impair vision and must wait until the cockpit is redesigned.
Report Number
DCIEM-89-RR-47 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 Nov 1989
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
90-00741
CANDIS No
63018
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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