Accession Number : AD0727021

Title :   Protective Smoke Hood Studies,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : McFadden,Ernest B. ; Smith,Roger C.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The report describes the evaluation and testing of a high-temperature resistant, transparent, polyimide hood designed to protect aircraft passengers and crew from the effects of toxic fumes, smoke and flame resulting from an aircraft accident. As a 'get-me-out' device, the hood was developed to provide protection of the respiratory system and maintain the occupant in a conscious and mobile state so that the aircraft can be evacuated before smoke and high temperatures render the cabin environment uninhabitable. Consisting of a series of independent studies, this report encompasses contributions from the fields of physiology, psychology, and human factors. The general smoke hood concept is examined with respect to environmental protection, vision, hearing, safety briefings, and the effect of the hood upon vacuation efficiency. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, SMOKE), (*PROTECTIVE MASKS, SMOKE), (*FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, EFFICIENCY), RESCUES, EVACUATION, PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE