Accession Number : AD0711602

Title :   PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE ACED SUBMARINE ESCAPE SUIT-RAFT SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AEROSPACE CREW EQUIPMENT DEPT

Personal Author(s) : SantaMaria,Louis J.

Report Date : 27 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Subjects equipped with the ACED submarine escape suit system and using a raft with inflatable floor and canopy tolerated exposures of approximately 8 hr in 29F water and 24 hr in 44F water temperature. The following items made up the suit assembly: Rhovyl underwear, USAF winter flying suit, QD-1 impermeable garment, Steinke Hood, nylon gloves, wool inserts and USN exposure mittens, 2 pairs of wool socks, and double-walled wet suit booties. In 29F water temperature, tissue damage in approximately 12 hr and death in >24 hr are predicted; in an environment of 44F water temperature using the same suit-raft system, tissue damage and death are projected well beyond 24 hr, on the basis of data observed in a one-man test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE ESCAPE, *SEA RESCUE EQUIPMENT), LIFE RAFTS, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), WATER, TEMPERATURE, PHYSIOLOGY, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), DAMAGE, MORTALITY RATES, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE