Accession Number : AD0273863

Title :   EXPOSURE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS TO 100, OXYGEN AT SIMULATED 34,000-FOOT ALTITUDE FOR FIVE DAYS

Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HALL,A.L. ; KELLY,H.B. JR.

Report Date : 06 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Two volunteer Navy enlisted men were subjected to an atmosphere of 100% oxygen at a pressure altitude of 34,000 feet in a low-pressure chamber for a period of 120 hours. One subject wore a full pressure suit and was fed a low-bulk diet to reduce fecal formation. The other subject wore a flight suit and was fed normal Navy food. The subjects tolerated all aspects of the exposure without physiological deterioration. Some physical difficulties included inflammation of the sclera in both subjects and symptoms of immersion foot in the subject wearing the full pressure suit. These, however, were considered minor and could be prevented in subsequent experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, ALTITUDE CHAMBERS, BLOOD, DIET, LOW PRESSURE, METABOLISM, NAVAL PERSONNEL, SIMULATION, SLEEP

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE