Accession Number : AD0787023

Title :   Study of Personnel Flotation Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final draft rept.

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC BETHESDA MD

Report Date : 15 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : The scope of the study was to perform an analysis of the performance requirements of personnel flotation devices, and to survey and evaluate the appropriate state of technologies. Emphasis was directed toward the problems and requirements for personnel flotation devices in recreational boating. The reason for this emphasis was that both the total number of fatalities and the rate of increase in fatalities, related to recreational boating, far exceeded those related to any other area.

Descriptors :   *Floating bodies, *Life preservers, Performance(Engineering), Acceptability, Survival(Personnel), Buoyancy, Materials, Costs, Boats, Recreation

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE