Accession Number : AD0853893

Title :   Study of One Atmosphere Manned Underwater Structures, Volume I, Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 67-15 May 68,

Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL CORP ANAHEIM CA OCEAN SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Youngs, Homer S.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : The study was initiated with the objective of examining the various concepts for one-atmosphere manned underwater structures in order to develop effective guidelines for use in selecting appropriate structures for a variety of missions. For the purpose of this study, structures are defined as the enclosed one-atmosphere environment in which man can operate. A structure may be a pressure hull resting on or suspended above the ocean floor, or it may be a habitable area within a tunnel or space below the ocean floor. The results of the study are contained in a three-volume final report. This, the first of the three volumes, summarizes the technical studies performed and presents the findings and conclusions resulting from the investigations conducted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURES, UNDERWATER, CONFIGURATIONS, HULLS(MARINE), UNDERWATER VEHICLES, DEEP SUBMERGENCE, COSTS, LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, SENSITIVITY, DEEP WATER, OCEAN BOTTOM, STATISTICAL DATA, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE