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Human Control Performance and Tolerance Under Severe Complex Wave Form Vibration, with a Preliminary Historical Review of Flight SimulationWhat can we do, preparing for these pioneers, to insure that these expected vibrations will not jeopardize their lives nor their missions? This paper will describe one approach, of attempting to simulate the expected and more than the expected complex wave form vibrations to determine tolerance and pilot control capabilities, to attempt to find solutions in simulation before the first flights in reality. The experimental work to be described was done in November, 1959, and June, 1960, on the Johnsville Navy human centrifuge, at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory, U.S. Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsylvania, and in June, 1960, on the North American "G-seat", the vertical accelerator of the North American Aviation Co., Inc., Columbus, Ohio, while the author was Jostle Program Officer at the Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory. The experimental work was the subject of the confidential reports NADC-MA-L6005 and NADC-MA-6128, U.S. Naval Air Development Center, and NA60H-444, North American Aviation, Inc., Columbus. Unclassified aspects can now be reported.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Carl C Clark (Martin Company Bethesda, Maryland, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the National Meeting on Manned Space Flight (Unclassified Portion)
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Meeting Information
National Meeting on Manned Space Flight(St. Louis, MO)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Human tolerance
Human performance
Flight simulator

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