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Brozoski, Fred

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Fred Brozoski
The UH-60 Cockpit Airbag System: A Preliminary Anthropometric Analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was designed to investigate the possibility of physical interaction between the front seat occupants of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and the proposed UH-60 Cockpit Airbag System (CABS). Five large males (80th - 95th percentile in stature), five mid-size males (40th - 55th percentile in stature), and five small females (5th - 30th percentile in stature) served as volunteer subjects. Subjects were outfitted in representative aircrew clothing and equipment and were seated in the cockpit of a CABS-equipped UH-60. The airbags were slowly inflated to a gauge pressure of 2 pounds per square inch. Afterward, subjects were asked to assume positions ranging from a normal flying position to performing reaches to the overhead and center consoles. At each position, measurements were made between the CABS and specified anatomical regions in order to determine the degree of occupant/airbag interaction. Results show the subjects' chests and outboard arms to have the highest probability of interaction with a deploying CABS; outboard arm interaction was greatest in the left crewstation. Anthropometry was observed to have no consistent effect on the results, possibly due to variations in the subjects' crewseat positions
Aircrew Upper Extremity Reaches While Flying the UH-60 Flight Simulator: Risk of Airbag-Induced Injury( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inflatable restraints such as airbags are being designed for military helicopters. To investigate the potential for extremity injury during airbag deployment, 1-hour videotapes of 12 U.S. Army Black Hawk pilots flying a training simulator were reviewed. The flights were unmodified training sorties and consisted of instrument and visual flight over varying terrain. Every time the aviator appeared to move outside the resting "flight" position, the nature and destination of the movement were recorded. The total proportion of time spent reaching for various control consoles ranged from 1.8 percent to 5.2 percent. Copilots in instrument flight conditions spent the greatest proportion of their time reaching, and pilots in visual flight conditions spent the least. Despite limitation to this brief retrospective simulator study, these results will be useful in estimating the risk of extremity injuries related to helicopter airbag deployment
Design of an Advanced Headform for the Prediction of Eye and Facial Injuries( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Virginia Tech - Wake Forest, Center for Injury Biomechanics is in the second year of a multi-year research effort focused on predicting face and eye injury resulting from blunt impacts. The primary thrust of this effort is the development of physical headform capable of measuring face and eye impact loads. In order to assess the capability of protective equipment in reducing eye and facial injuries, the FOCUS headform is being developed with the capability of predicting fracture of facial bones, as well as eye injuries from impact loading. The headform will be used by the United States Army to test and evaluate various protective devices and other equipment to assess the likelihood of these devices to prevent, or possibly cause, an eye or facial injury. It is expected that this headform will be used by researchers and engineers in other disciplines as well; for instance, this headform can be used to evaluate the injury potential of sports equipment or the effectiveness of automotive safety systems
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