Accession Number:

ADA171034

Title:

Manned Testing of the Superlite 17B Diving Helmet with the Oronasal One-Way Valve Removed.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Diving Systems International Superlite 17B helmet underwent manned failure-mode testing at simulated depths of 30 and 856 feet of seawater during air bounce dives and a helium-oxygen saturation dive in the Ocean Simulation Facility. Twenty-three graded exercises 50-150 watts were performed by seven subjects with either the helmet in normal configuration or with the one-way oronasal valve removed to simulate a worst case single failure. There was no significant difference in maximum end tidal CO2 between the two configurations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE