Accession Number : AD0620271

Title :   INDOCTRINATION IN USE OF THE REBREATHING APPARATUS, MULTI-PURPOSE (RAMP).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Arthur L.

Report Date : 05 DEC 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Twenty naive male subjects were indoctrinated in use of the Rebreathing Apparatus, Multi-Purpose (RAMP) in shallow fresh water. Indoctrination was completed with all personnel. Breathing pressures, CO2, and O2 levels were tolerable in all cases. Possible use of the RAMP for damage control was investigated by having a 182-pound subject go aboard destroyer and carrier (CVL) type ships, and attempt passage through normal vertical and horizontal hatches while wearing the RAMP. All normal openings could be traversed, but certain of the escape scuttles would not allow passage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREATHING APPARATUS, OPERATION), (*TRAINING, BREATHING APPARATUS), AIR SEA RESCUES, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HATCHES, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE