U.S. Navy Molecular Sieve On-Board Oxygen Generation System - An Update
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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This center has been conducting a development program to explore the On-Board Oxygen Generation OBOG concept for application aboard tactical Naval aircraft. The objective of the program is to eliminate hazardous and logistically burdensome LOX liquid oxygen installations on ships, as well as in forward basing areas, by generation of oxygen on board the aircraft. Program progress includes 1Major reduction in values of weight and resource requirements to acceptable levels 2 Development of hardware prototypes of the proposed systems suitable for flight test 3 AircraftOBOG systems integration studies 4 Laboratory TE of the prototype systems 5 Physiological assessment man rating of the prototype systems and 6 Flight testing to date. This paper reports current progress including Laboratory qualification testing and Technical Evaluation.
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