C-130J Breathing Resistance Study
Final rept. Oct 2015-May 2016
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) - HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE / APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE BRANCH
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C-130J Program Office requested a study to determine if long breathing hoses 18 feet, 24 feet, and 30 feet would meet the breathing resistance standards noted in Air Standardization Coordinating Committee ASCC Air Standard 611016A, Minimum Physiological Requirements for Aircrew Demand Breathing Systems. The aircraft oxygen system, including CRU-73 oxygen regulator and MBU-20P oxygen mask, was setup at the On-Board Oxygen Generating System OBOGS Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB OH. The mask pressure data were compared to the mask pressure requirements for breathing resistance in the Air Standard. The study revealed the long breathing hose configurations did not provide acceptable breathing resistance in a significant majority of test conditions.
- Transport Aircraft
- Life Support Systems