DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED LIFE-PRESERVER/SURVIVAL VEST FOR CANADIAN FORCES AIRCREW

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Authors
  1. Graham, P.G.
  2. Ferguson, D.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Canadian Forces (CF) aircrew are using life-preservers that were developed in the 1950's. Years of use and testing have shown that these units have many deficiencies. The Medical Life Support Division (MLSD) of the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) tested numerous types of life-presever units to identify a suitable replacement. With the introduction of Arctic operations for the CF188 a need arose for more Life Support Equipment (LSE) for the aircrew than is carried in the seat-pack survival kit. Therefore, the CF188 pilots wear the CF survival vest that has several pockets to carry additional survival equipment and protective clothing. Because no entirely satisfactory life-preserver could be identified and to meet the concurrent need for a survival vest for CF aircrew DCIEM/MLSD developed an integrated life-preserver/survival vest (LP/SV). TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-90-50 — Technical Report
Date of publication
15 Jan 1991
Number of Pages
54
DSTKIM No
91-01023
CANDIS No
68238
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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