Accession Number:

ADA306996

Title:

Advanced Oxygen Systems for Aircraft (Systemes d'Oxygene Avances)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

Many of the oxygen systems fitted to present NATO aircraft are unsatisfactory as they employ liquid oxygen which requires a complex and expensive supply chain, they impose undesirable physiological loads on the aircrew, particularly high resistance to breathing, and they do not provide pressure breathing with Gz or effective protection to the respiratory tract and eyes against NBC agents. Advanced Oxygen Systems AOS, which provide on board generation of breathing gas, impose a low physiological load on the aircrew and provide pressure breathing with G and at high altitude and protection against NBC agents, are required in the new generation of very agile high performance combat aircraft now under development by the NATO nations. This monograph provides a comprehensive review of the present state of development of AOS for combat aircraft and provides practical guidelines for the future development of these systems. The monograph comprises an Introduction Chapter 1 conventional US and UK Oxygen systems and their deficiencies Chapter 2 the history of development of on-board oxygen generating systems, OBOGS Chapter 3 operational requirements and design of AOS Chapter 4 physiological requirements for AOS Chapter 5 molecular sieves, pressure swing adsorption and oxygen concentrators Chapter 6 breathing gas regulators and masks for AOS Chapter 7 current molecular sieve oxygen generation systems Chapter 8 sensors, indicators and controls for AOS Chapter 9 practical aspects of design of AOS Chapter 10 and effects of contaminants, including chemical warfare agents, on molecular sieve oxygen generators and an Index. This monograph will be of value to all those concerned with the design, procurement and operational use of Advanced Oxygen Systems to be fitted to future high performance combat aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE