Technical Evaluation of the Battelle Portable Recompression System.
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C
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A one-man portable recompression system PRS was subjected to evaluation testing at the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit. The PRS is designed to maintain the CO2 partial pressure in the chamber below 1.0 S.E. with air consumption rates of 0.5 scfm during semi-closed circuit operation, and 2.0 acfm 2 scfm x depth pressure in atmospheres during open circuit operation. The PRS was found to adequately support the ventilation requirements of the occupant at the design air consumption rate. It was also found to be quiet and comfortable. Subject to certain recommendations, it was recommended that the PRS be moved on to operational evaluation as quickly as possible. Modified author abstract
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Life Support Systems