Atmospheric Diving Suits – New Technology May Provide ADS Systems that are Practical and Cost-Effective Tools for Conducting Safe Scientific Diving, Exploration, and Undersea Research

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Title: Atmospheric Diving Suits – New Technology May Provide ADS Systems that are Practical and Cost-Effective Tools for Conducting Safe Scientific Diving, Exploration, and Undersea Research
Author: Kesling, DE
Abstract: During the past decade significant technological advances have been achieved capacities in the ocean exploration capabilities provided by submersibles, unmanned vehicles ROVs, AUVs, and shipboard towed sensors. Despite ever increasing performance capacity, these undersea systems separate the marine explorer to some degree from the environment they are trying to observe. The free-swimming diver may be able to approach a study task more closely, but limitations are imposed by diving equipment utilized. Ambient diving requires the human body to adapt physiologically to pressure, cold, and other ocean conditions, but with atmospheric diving the human body is protected from such conditions. This paper will examine the use of the atmospheric diving suits (ADS) and consider new advances in ADS design which may provide greater productivity for marine science exploration and research.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10160
Date: 2011

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