Accession Number:

AD0642835

Title:

Environment Control in Pressurized Underwater Habitats.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A study was made to identify those environmental factors which would have to be controlled in order that man could live and work beneath the sea. The state of the art of undersea habitation is described, limitations and areas of possible major improvements are listed, and possible approaches to major improvements are outlined. The developmental routes suggested are aimed at reducing cost and complexity, establishing more normal environments, and, above all, reducing the hazards of working in the ocean. Environmental factors considered are atmosphere, sanitation, food storage and preparation, heating, and the effects of special atmospheres on voice communication. The peculiar requirements for providing a tolerable atmosphere at any but the shallowest depths have, by known approaches, produced major changes in all other areas. Although the treatment in this report is from an engineering standpoint, the problems are largely physiological. An effort is made to describe the problem in terms familiar to engineers working in the field of environment control, although some of the more important references necessarily overlap into medicine and physiology. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE