Accession Number:

ADA023447

Title:

A Proposed Emergency Passenger-Oxygen System for KC-135 Aircraft: An Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Sep 74-Apr 75,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An emergency passenger-oxygen system for KC-135 aircraft was evaluated in four decompression tests to a simulated cabin altitude of 40,000 feet 12,192 m. The system, an MD-1 high pressure oxygen storage assembly coupled to a CRU-78 standard emergency oxygen mask, provided adequate oxygenation of all subjects throughout the tests. The brass nipple released as a consequence of MD-1 activation showed a tendency to later lodge in the oxygen mask hose. A modification eliminating this possibility and observations upon the systems expected effectiveness are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE