Accession Number:

ADA567568

Title:

Aircraft Oxygen Generation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

Airborne Oxygen Generation AOG Systems are used on most fighter aircraft due to reduced servicing and logistics support, and safety considerations. The F-22 aircraft is equipped with such a system to provide breathing air to the pilot. This system takes engine bleed air and concentrates it to the appropriate partial pressure of oxygen as determined by the cabin altitude. Beginning in 2008, the F-22 aircraft began to experience a significantly higher rate of hypoxia-like incidents with unknown causes as reported by the pilots. The Air Force was not able to determine the root cause for these incidents and a further review was recommended to the Secretary of the Air Force. The Secretary then tasked the United States Air Force USAF Scientific Advisory Board SAB to perform a Quicklook Study to cover three areas

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE