A Proposed Emergency Passenger-Oxygen System for KC-135 Aircraft: An Evaluation.
Interim rept. Sep 74-Apr 75,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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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.
- Life Support Systems