Accession Number:

ADA073146

Title:

Evaluation of Poseidon Unisuit and O'Neill Supersuit Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Navy Experimental Diving Unit evaluated the Poseidon Unisuit and the ONeill Supersuit systems for use with scuba, the MK 15 Mod O UBA, and the Divers Mask MK 1 Mod O, all in the variable volume mode. As a result of this manned testing, the ONeill Supersuit has been recommended for inclusion on the list of equipment Approved for Navy Use ANU. The Poseidon Unisuit is already included on that list. In addition, both suits are recommended for use as variable volume dry suits via low pressure inflators powered from the divers first stage regulator or an independent pony bottle air source. It is further recommended that all diving commands implement comprehensive on-the-job-training programs to ensure that divers are thoroughly familiary with suit characteristics and buoyancy controlblowup prevention techniques. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE