Accession Number : AD0776348

Title :   Preliminary Evaluation of Portable Aviation Oxygen Systems,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : Bisgard,Jay C. ; McNeil,Roderick J. ; Pettyjohn,Frank S.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The object was to determine the requirements for portable aviation oxygen systems during Army high altitude rescue and medical evacuation missions, and then to determine the necessity for R and D efforts by evaluating the potential of currently available system components to fulfill the identified requirements. This preliminary report is a record of USAARL's involvement in the area of Army aviation oxygen systems to include researching the background to achieve a proper direction for study, selection of promising systems for altitude chamber evaluation, study results, conclusions, and feasible recommendations. It was found that immediate Army requirements can be satisfied by currently available military and commercial oxygen system components. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, OXYGEN, MEDICAL EVACUATION, RESCUE EQUIPMENT, HIGH ALTITUDE

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE