Accession Number : ADA332930

Title :   Advies betreffende een leven-dood detector bij het dragen van een volledige NBC-uitrusting (Advice Concerning the Development of a Life/Death Detector for Soldiers Wearing a Complete NBC Protective Gear).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK(NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Bruijnzeel, P. L. ; Vanwersch, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA332930

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Ministry of Defence has asked advice from TNO-PML concerning the development of a simple piece of equipment for the judgment of life or death in wounded soldiers wearing a gasmask and NBC-protective gear. TNO-PML has investigated several pieces of equipment using the respiratory flow as life-indicator. In addition this equipment should be easy to handle and register the respiratory flow in a visible way. TNO-PML considers two possibilities out of 10 tested methods to be preferred: one method uses a freely mechanically movable vane in a tube that can be attached to the gas mask air outlet registering the airflow through the gasmask; the other method uses the change in colour of a chemical detector for CO2. TNO-PML suggests the Ministry of Defence to decide what prototype should be further developed.

Descriptors :   *DETECTORS, *CASUALTIES, *RESPIRATION, NETHERLANDS, DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, LIFE(BIOLOGY), DEATH, DUTCH LANGUAGE, GAS MASKS.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE