Aircrew of modern tactical aircraft are exposed to extreme
acceleration ("G" loads) during air combat maneuvering. With
a constantly improving performance envelope, aircraft can
also fly at higher altitudes. Specialized life support systems
are required in order to minimize a pilot losing consciousness
from prolonged acceleration exposure or from low oxygen levels
encountered during in-flight cockpit decompression. The protective
systems and garments are central in both protecting the pilot
and in maximizing human performance under these adverse conditions.
Contrail Consulting Services has a rich history
in the design, test, and evaluation of life support hardware.
Past project involvements includes: