G-suits have changed over the years since Dr. Wilbur Franks invented the first anti-g suit. For the past decade the United States Air Force has been using the Combat Edge ensemble and the associated L-1 straining maneuver. The Air Force is now testing the Libelle Self-contained Anti-G Ensemble (SAGE); it uses a unique Libelle Straining Maneuver (LSM). The suit and the straining maneuver were determined to be valid; however, the effects of negative transfer must be addressed or it will have a significant impact on the success of this program.
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Hoepfner, M. T.,
Schultz, M. C.,
& Schultz, J. T.
Libelle Self-Contained Anti-G Ensemble: Overcoming Negative Transfer.
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 13(2).