Accession Number : AD0781227

Title :   Buoyancy Control of Open Circuit Scuba.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Jensen,F. G. ; Searle,W. F. , Jr

Report Date : 20 FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The need for a device capable of compensating for the increased buoyancy which an open circuit scuba diver experiences as his air supply is depleted is discussed. Specific design assumptions and criteria are formulated for a 'buoyancy compensator'. Two compensators, one manually operated by the swimmer and the other automatically operated as a function of bottle pressure, are designed and constructed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Diver equipment, *Buoyancy, *Scuba diving, Control, Test methods, Reliability

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE