Accession Number : AD0712823

Title :   THE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE SEA-BED OBSERVATION LABORATORY,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wyman,David B.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The investigation covers the systems engineering involved with the selection of an optimum life support system for the Sea-Bed Observation Laboratory. The life support system must supply breathing gases, maintain the temperature and humidity within the comfort zone, provide instrumentation for monitoring the atmosphere, and provide an emergency breathing system. The factors of weight, volume, power, safety, reliability and life cycle cost have all been considered in the selection of the optimum components for the life support system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *LIFE SUPPORT), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, MONITORS, OXYGEN, CHLORATES, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, CARBON DIOXIDE, ABSORPTION, BREATHING APPARATUS, SPECIFICATIONS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE