Lightweight Flotation Gear for Individual Soldiers with Semi-Automatic Inflation Device
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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The purpose of this task was the finalization of the design of a lightweight, reusable, flotation device for the individual soldier. this task has two basic objectives. The first was to make a comparative evaluation of the automatic inflation valves which are available from three different manufactures. The second objective was to fabricate fifty preproduction prototypes of the inflation gear. Fabrication of these prototypes facilitated finalizing the design of the component parts which were then detailed on fabrication and assembly drawings. The report provides a comprehensive description of the inflation gear, along with some discussion of the alternate designs that had been considered and the decisions that led to the selection of the final components.
- Safety Engineering