Accession Number : AD0675774

Title :   EFFECTS OF DECOMPRESSION ON OPERATOR PERFORMANCE,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : O'Connor,William F. ; Pendergrass,George E.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The study was performed to provide more quantitative estimates of degradation of pilot performance following decompression and the extent to which a decompression with mask donning interrupts the task of piloting. The experiments utilized a Scow complex coordinator and were conducted in an altitude chamber. Subjects were decompressed to altitudes from 25,000 to 41,000 feet. Results indicate impairment of performance for 2 to 4 minutes following rapid decompression. Total time loss from mask donning is much more extended than the 5 to 6 seconds required to don the mask. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION, *AVIATION MEDICINE), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, OXYGEN MASKS, HIGH ALTITUDE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE