Cockpit Air Filtration Requirements of the B-1 in a Nuclear Dust Environment
Technical rept. Jul 1972-Apr 1973
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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Results are presented which will aid in determining cockpit filtration requirements for the B-1 environmental control system when the B-1 penetrates radioactive dust clouds generated by surface detonations of nuclear weapons. The ionizing doses accumulated from being surrounded by the radiating cloud and the dust mass and associated ionizing doses from dust trapped in the filter and in the cockpit are presented. A technique for determining the filter point design conditions is discussed. Representative candidate filters are investigated, and an optimum filter is selected from the candidates. The evaluation techniques presented here may be used to investigate the adequacy of any proposed filter.
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