Accession Number : ADA266228


Title :   Regulated Emergency Oxygen System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 1990-Jan 1991


Corporate Author : KRUG LIFE SCIENCES SAN ANTONIO TX SAN ANTONIO DIV


Personal Author(s) : Balkus, Nancy J ; Hade, Edward W ; Ohlhausen, John H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266228.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This paper describes the accomplishments of the Regulated Emergency, Oxygen System (REOS) task. A true emergency secondary oxygen system is nonexistent in current aircraft. The current system is inadequate in regulating pressure, is ineffective at altitudes below 10,000 ft, and provides no option except to activate the emergency oxygen bottle if a malfunction of the primary regulator occurs. The REOS concept alleviates these inadequacies by providing an option to select a secondary regulated oxygen source, rather than the emergency bottle, if there is a malfunction of the primary regulator. Also of significance is that altitude protection has been incorporated into the REOS. The contents of this paper provide greater details as to the background, development, and testing of the REOS.


Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES , *REGULATORS , *PRESSURE , CHEMICALS , HYPOXIA , LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS , TACTICAL AIRCRAFT , OXYGEN EQUIPMENT , MALFUNCTIONS , ALTITUDE , PROTECTION , SMOKE , SECONDARY


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Life Support Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE