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COMPARISON STUDY OF LIQUID OXYGEN (LOX) SUPPLY SYSTEM TO AN ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The current operational LOX system cost and a newly proposed LOX system cost are compared in the light of procurement, transportation, and operation expenses. The comparison also covers non-cost elements, such as ease of erection, uniform fuel used, fire hazards, etc. An electrochemical oxygen concentrator system is also described, showing a tangible and intangible cost projection on a squadron level of operation. The procurement and installation costs of aircraft on-board equipment is not considered in any systems. The final section compares both LOX systems with the concentrator system cost, equipment, and intangible items are estimated to show the savings per squadron that can be realized with the concentrator system in a 90-day period.
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