The Modular Anti-Exposure System,
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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The components of the system are a lightweight, constant-wear, liquid loop garment, an encapsulating life raft, and a thermoelectric portable power plant. The full length liquid loop garment, worn integrally with a lightweight coverall, will be essentially the basic clothing configuration required by the airman for a normal mission. In the event of ejection, the encapsulating life raft will deploy and completely enclose the airman during parachute descent. The portable power plant, called the Downed Airman Power Source DAPS, requires no batteries for its operation. It will simultaneously provide heat energy for warming the downed survivor, and electrical energy for operation of a survival radio. Subjective tests have demonstrated that the Modular Anti-Exposure System performs adequately in maintaining a survivor for up to 24 hours in an extremely low temperature environment.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Protective Equipment
- Escape, Rescue and Survival