Human Compatibility Testing of a 2-Man Molecular Sieve Oxygen Generator
Interim rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 1977
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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This report describes a series of human compatibility tests conducted to man-rate a 2-man molecular sieve oxygen generating system prior to aircraft flight test in the U.S. Navy EA-6B aircraft. The protocol included ground-level evaluations and chamber flights up to 13.4 km 44,000 ft. altitude, simulating the operating envelope of the EA-6B. It was concluded that the molecular sieve generating unit provided adequate oxygen under all anticipated flight conditions. It was recommended, however, that the flight test program incorporate an improved oxygen regulator to enhance system performance.
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