Accession Number:

AD0707512

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ARCTIC SURVIVAL SHELTER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 63-Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The investigation has demonstrated the possibility of providing aircrews with individual arctic shelters compatible with ejection limits on weight and space. Experimental work was based on use of insulated fabric shelters to trap heat radiated from the comparatively warm earth. The metabolic heat from human occupants further raises inside temperatures to as much as 60C above ambient. Shelters with weights in the 8 to 9 pound range with packaged volumes of 800 cubic inches have been developed. Shelters are erected by lightweight inflatable frames in less than two minutes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE