Accession Number:

AD0423799

Title:

EMERGENCY LIFE SUSTAINING SYSTEM FOR SPACECRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A concept for a complete emergency life sustaining system for use during failure of the normal pressurization system in a spacecraft is advanced. The system includes four components 1 an astronauts uniform with a built in mechanical pressurization system, 2 a pressure-breathing demand-regulator, 3 an automatically actuated system of solid chemical oxygen candles, and 4 a one-man compression tube. This system has been partially fabricated and appears worthy of further development.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE