Personnel Seating Research for Air Force Aerospace Vehicles 640521

The Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory net seat research program is discussed. Net crew seat prototypes evaluated provided excellent body support during 1 g comfort studies and centrifuge exposure up to 16.5 g's. However, undesirable seat occupant rebound occurred during low frequency vibration and ground landing impact experiments. An experimental net seat system is presented, designed to eliminate seat occupant rebound without compromising comfort and sustained acceleration support properties.
Prototype 16 gaft facing passenger seats utilizing the net body support approach were designed, dynamically evaluated, and finally rejected due to excessive weight and failure to meet strength criteria.
Several seating configurations utilizing the net seat technique for body support are discussed.


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