Accession Number:

ADP011090

Title:

Altitude Decompression Sickness Risk Prediction Research

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

High altitude exposure in aircraft hypobaric chambers and with extravehicular- activity EVA in space results in an inherent risk of altitude decompression sickness DCS. In the past general guidelines for safer altitude exposures have been developed through costly time-consuming studies each specific to unique scenarios of altitude exposure. Rapidly changing technology in aircraft design and mission requirements demand improved capabilities in predicting DCS risk during mission planning and execution.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE