Human Factors Evaluation of Submarine Escape. IV: Evaluation of Submarine Escape and Survival Equipment Mark 1 Mod 0 for Side and Top Egress with Two Disconnect Systems
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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A newly developed submarine escape appliance, Escape and Survival Equipment, Mark 1, Mod 0 EASE, which provides exposure protection for the escape was evaluated for side egress and top egress escape trunk configurations. Two systems for rapid separation of the escape appliance from the escape trunk air supply, automatic disconnect and manual disconnect, were also evaluated. Escape capability with the EASE was found to be comparable to that with other escape appliances. Although the automatic disconnect was more rapid than the manual disconnect, the difference was not significant. However, the magnitude of this difference might be expected to increase under the stressful conditions of an actual escape.
- Submarine Engineering
- Escape, Rescue and Survival