Accession Number : AD0780417

Title :   Evaluation of a Proposed Underwater Swimmer's Life Jacket.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,H. L. , Jr. ; Leyden,C. J. ; Prickett,C. M. ; Searle,W. F. , Jr

Report Date : 24 OCT 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The requirements for a Scuba Life Preserver for use at depths to 100 ft. are studied along with the characteristics of the existing UDT Life Preserver and the Submarine Life Preserver. It is concluded that a Scuba Life Preserver having 15 pounds positive buoyancy at 100 ft. and 24 pounds buoyancy at the surface is feasible and specific recommendations are made for the construction of prototype units. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Life jackets, *Scuba diving, Buoyancy, Carbon dioxide, Control

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE