Accession Number:

AD0882897

Title:

Naval Applications of Man-in-the-Sea Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA NAVAL WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

347.0

Abstract:

Naval undersea missions and operations in the 1975-85 time frame that require the use of MAN-IN-THE-SEA systems are delineated. The MAN-IN-THE-SEA system is broadly defined in this study to include all undersea systems requiring mans exposure to the ambient ocean pressure. MAN-IN-THE-SEA missions and operations within the overall spectrum of naval undersea missions and operations are isolated on the basis of system investment and operating costs. It is demonstrated that MAN-IN-THE-SEA has a definite role in accomplishing future naval undersea missions and operations. MAN-IN-THE-SEA systems offer both functional and cost advantages over alternative systems in the performance of a number of naval missions in the shallower depth regions less than 150 feet. In depths greater than 150 feet, MAN-IN-THE-SEA systems offer functional advantages at comparable costs to alternative systems in the performance of some naval missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE