Accession Number:

ADP011093

Title:

Altitude DCS Research in Support of Special Operations Forces (SOF)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The potential impact of altitude decompression sickness on special operations missions may manifest primarily in high altitude airdrop operations and operations using unpressurized aircraft such as AC- 130 and the CV-22 Osprey. Research at AFRL Brooks AFB on altitude DCS has for many years produced findings directly applicable to SOF mission scenarios. This paper summarizes 3 areas of research with current applicability.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE