PERFORMANCE OF SEVERAL AIRCREW LIFE-PRESERVERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH VARIOUS CLOTHING ENSEMBLES

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Authors
  1. Martin, N.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Three currently-available life-preservers were tested to evaluate their performances compared to the current jet aircrew model, when worn by five representative subjects wearing three different Canadian Forces flying clothing ensembles. Parameters tested were: maximum buoyancy provided, subject mouth-level above water, subject flotation angle, and time to self-right the inert subject. Results indicated that all but one of the life-preservers tested met the ASCC Standard of 35 pounds buoyancy, two met the five-second limit for self-righting, although none would right the immersion-suited subject, and none achieved the optimum 45 degrees flotation angle.
Report Number
DCIEM-86-R-24 —
Date of publication
15 May 1986
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
86-02950
CANDIS No
97646
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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