Accession Number : AD0698310

Title :   DIVER PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT: TRANSPORTING NEUTRALLY BUOYANT OBJECTS MANUAL MOVEMENT OF HEAVY OBJECTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 68-31 Mar 69,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Andersen,B. G. ; Allen,F. L. ; Lamb,J. C.

Report Date : 14 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The report presents the results of the second phase in a program of diver performance measurement. The purpose of the program was to develop and apply measurement techniques to determine a free-swimming diver's capacity to transport objects of varying size and weight underwater. Two experiments were conducted during this phase of the program. The first was to measure a diver's ability to swim with neutrally buoyant objects of varying size to determine the effects of increased drag on a swimmer. The second experiment consisted of an exploratory investigation of a diver's ability to move heavy objects underwater for short distances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *SWIMMING), MEASUREMENT, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), DIVING, WEIGHT, DRAG, VELOCITY, MOBILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE