PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE ACED SUBMARINE ESCAPE SUIT-RAFT SYSTEM.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AEROSPACE CREW EQUIPMENT DEPT
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Subjects equipped with the ACED submarine escape suit system and using a raft with inflatable floor and canopy tolerated exposures of approximately 8 hr in 29F water and 24 hr in 44F water temperature. The following items made up the suit assembly Rhovyl underwear, USAF winter flying suit, QD-1 impermeable garment, Steinke Hood, nylon gloves, wool inserts and USN exposure mittens, 2 pairs of wool socks, and double-walled wet suit booties. In 29F water temperature, tissue damage in approximately 12 hr and death in 24 hr are predicted in an environment of 44F water temperature using the same suit-raft system, tissue damage and death are projected well beyond 24 hr, on the basis of data observed in a one-man test. Author
- Escape, Rescue and Survival