NAVAL EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL FACILITY INDIAN HEAD MD
The Research and Development Department of the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility is responsible for the development of tools and equipment needed to support explosive ordnance disposal EOD personnel in the performance of their mission. In conjunction with this responsibility, a program was initiated to provide naval EOD personnel with a self-contained protective clothing set to be employed in hazardous environments created by the presence of chemical and biological agents. A clothing set was developed by the Research and Development Department which utilizes liquid air to provide a cooling and breathing medium. Consequently, to effectively support the clothing set, a requirement existed for developing a means whereby EOD personnel could readily obtain liquid air. A liquid air generator was developed to provide the required support.