Accession Number : AD0694937

Title :   SIMULATED SUBMARINE ESCAPES FROM 33, 100, 240 AND 495 FEET OF SEAWATER.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Summitt,James K. ; Herron,Jerry M. ; Flynn,Edward T. ; Hall,David A.

Report Date : 09 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Two experimental subjects were sequentially exposed to a series of simulated submarine escapes to 33, 100, 240 and 495 feet of seawater in the wet chamber at the Experimental Diving Unit. The British Submarine Escape Immersion Equipment (SEIE) was used along with a rapid compression/decompression technique. Both subjects tolerated the procedures extremely well. Mild disorientation, euphoria and discomfort were experienced on the 495 foot runs probably secondary to the heat of compression, early nitrogen narcosis, etc. Physical examinations after each experimental run were all within normal limits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE ESCAPE, SIMULATION), SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), SEA RESCUE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE