DIVER PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: TRANSPORTING NEUTRALLY BUOYANT OBJECTS MANUAL MOVEMENT OF HEAVY OBJECTS.
Final rept. 1 Apr 68-31 Mar 69,
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV
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The report presents the results of the second phase in a program of diver performance measurement. The purpose of the program was to develop and apply measurement techniques to determine a free-swimming divers capacity to transport objects of varying size and weight underwater. Two experiments were conducted during this phase of the program. The first was to measure a divers ability to swim with neutrally buoyant objects of varying size to determine the effects of increased drag on a swimmer. The second experiment consisted of an exploratory investigation of a divers ability to move heavy objects underwater for short distances. Author