Accession Number:

ADA106285

Title:

Decompression Sickness in Aerospace Medicine: The Development of an Onboard Treatment Facility for the Shuttle-Orbiter Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Altitude decompression sickness is a pathological disorder that can occur when aviators and astronauts are exposed to lower barometric pressure of altitude. Prompt care is available to most pilots within minutes to a few hours. For astronauts in orbit this capability is not available. This report develops an on-board recompression with an established treatment protocol. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE