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Accession Number ADA601354
Title Integration Evaluation of the Advanced Mission Extender Device Max.
Publication Date Apr 2014
Media Count 40p
Personal Author J. M. Cox M. S. Adams
Abstract The Advanced Mission Extender Device Max (AMXD max) was developed by Omni Measurement Systems, Inc. to provide an improved in-flight urination capability for military aviators. Four participants underwent training, familiarization, and integration assessments in a UH-60 simulator and aircraft, a CH-47, and AH-64, whilst wearing U.S. Army operational ALSE. Overall, the AMXD max was rated as either 'acceptable' (31.5 percent) or 'completely acceptable - no improvements needed' (68.5 percent) in all phases of this study. The device will not accommodate all anthropometric sizes, but should fit 90 percent of male aircrew and up to 95 percent of female aircrew. The key integration issue concerned the potential for urine collection bag damage and rupture in the underside of aircrew seats both the UH-60 and AH-64. It is probable that this issue could be overcome by use of the alternative shorter urine collecting tubes, and polymer-filled disposable urine collection bags. Once the integration issues are resolved this system has strong potential to improve crew comfort and endurance on U.S. Army rotary wing aircraft.
Keywords Advanced mission extender device max
Ah-64 helicopters
Anthropometry
Ch-47 helicopters
Crews
Endurance(Physiology)
Flight crews
Helicopters
In flight urination
Integration
Military personnel
Pilots
Seats
Sizes(Dimensions)
Test and evaluation
Urine
Urine collection
Waste collection


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
57C - Botany
57Z - Zoology
95G - Protective Equipment
Corporate Author Army Aeromedical Research Lab., Fort Rucker, AL. Warfighter Protection Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 21 Feb-12 Nov 2013.
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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