Use of Contoured Restraint Systems in Exposure of Large Primates to −150 G
Two large anesthetized chimpanzees were exposed to −150 Gx (“eyeballs out”). Both were restrained by contour supports of synthetic foam material. Both survived the experience with minor injuries, demonstrating the increased tolerance to impact provided by whole body restraint systems.
Citation: Sonntag, R., Newsom, W., Leverett, S., and Kirtland, V., "Use of Contoured Restraint Systems in Exposure of Large Primates to −150 Gx Impact1, 2," SAE Technical Paper 680778, 1968, https://doi.org/10.4271/680778. Download Citation
R. W. Sonntag, W. A. Newsom, S. D. Leverett, V. E. Kirtland
U. S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine