Accession Number : ADA309064

Title :   Acrylic Light Pipes for Interior Illumination of Hyperbaric Chambers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, R. P.

PDF Url : ADA309064

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center RDT&E Division (NRaD) has developed a new acrylic plastic light pipe for hyperbaric chamber illumination that can be installed in pipe-sized penetrations in the wall of a hyperbaric chamber that provides improved optical, mechanical, and structural performance over commercial hardware. This new light pipe design has been qualified and accepted for service by the U.S. Navy community in man-rated hyperbaric chambers for service to 1000 psi and 150 deg F NRaD light pipe equipment placed into operational service has been manufactured, inspected, assembled, and tested to meet U.S. Navy standards as well as industrial recognized safety standards that govern the design of human-occupied pressure vessel hardware.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, TENSILE STRENGTH, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, STRESS ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, CRACKS, ACRYLIC RESINS, ILLUMINATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, WINDOWS, QUALITY CONTROL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, PRESSURE VESSELS, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, DESIGN CRITERIA, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM SAFETY, CYCLIC LOADS, INTERNAL PRESSURE, SATURATION DIVING, DECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS.

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE