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Flying fast jets : human factors and performance limitations

Author: David G Newman
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014] ©2014
Series: Human factors in defence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a detailed overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational tasks faced by such pilots and aircrews. As such, it has a strong military focus, dealing with pilots of fighter aircraft, attack aircraft and lead-in fighter trainer aircraft that are traditionally only single  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newman, David G. (David Glen), 1965-
Flying fast jets
(DLC) 2013043999
(OCoLC)866617496
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Newman
ISBN: 9781409467946 1409467945 1306818575 9781306818575
OCLC Number: 874029270
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 The Fast Jet Environment; Fighter Operations; Definition of a Fighter Aircraft; Fighter Aircraft Generations; Weapons Systems; Guidance system; Warhead; Propulsion system; Fighter Tactics; Fighter Missions; Fighter sweep; Point defence; Strike escort; Intercepts; Attack Aircraft Operations; Definition of an Attack Aircraft; Weapons Systems; Attack Missions; Attack Aircraft Tactics; Super-Agile Flight; 2 Altitude; Atmospheric Physics; Low Pressure; Hypoxia; Incidence; Signs and Symptoms. Tolerance to HypoxiaTime of Useful Consciousness; Training; Cockpit Pressurisation; The Fast Jet Pressurisation System; Cockpit Pressurisation Failure; The Oxygen System; Other Altitude Problems; Decompression Illness; Ebullism; Case Study; 3 Acceleration; The Physics of G; Magnitude of G; Direction of G; Physiological Effects of G; Visual Effects of +Gz; A-LOC; G-LOC; Prevalence of G-LOC; Clinical G Problems; +Gz-induced Neck Injuries; Respiratory Effects; Miscellaneous G Effects; G Tolerance; G Protection Measures; G-Suits; Anti-G Straining Manoeuvre; Positive Pressure Breathing. Centrifuge TrainingA Glimpse into the High G Future; Case Study; 4 Spatial Disorientation; Definitions; Type I (Unrecognised); Type II (Recognised); Type III (Incapacitating); Prevalence of Spatial Disorientation; Underlying Mechanisms; Illusions by Phase of Flight; Take-off; In-flight Phase; Landing; Risk Factors; Pilot Factors; Aircraft Factors; Operational Factors; Countermeasures; Training; Technology; Case Study; 5 Life Support Equipment; The Flight Suit; The Flight Helmet; Impact Protection; Helmet-Mounted Sighting and Display Systems; Advanced Helmet Design Options; The Oxygen Mask. The G-SuitChest Counterpressure Garment; The Survival Vest; The Immersion Suit; The Liquid Cooling Garment; The CBRN Ensemble; Anthropometry; Aircrew Equipment Integration; 6 Situational Awareness; Defining Situational Awareness; The Fast Jet Cockpit; Sensor Systems; Aircraft Performance Sensors; Tactical Situation Sensors; Radar; Infra-red search and track; Targeting FLIR; Threat detection; Displays; Head-Up Displays; Helmet-Mounted Display and Sighting Systems; Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS); Night Vision Goggles; Challenges and Limitations; Sensor Fusion; 7 Escape. History of Escape from AircraftThe Modern Ejection Seat; Anatomy; Performance Specifications; Typical Ejection Sequence; Ejection Posture; Survival Outcomes; Ejection Injuries; The Catapult Phase; The Aircraft Separation Phase; The In-Seat Flight Phase; The Parachute Descent Phase; The Landing Phase; Post-Ejection Considerations; Next-Generation Seats; Case Study; 8 Selection and Training; Selecting the Fast Jet Pilot; Review of Selection Methodologies; Training the Fast Jet Pilot; Fast Jet Flight Training; Use of Flight Simulators; Human Factors Training; Ejection seat training.
Series Title: Human factors in defence.
Responsibility: by David G. Newman.

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