Evaluation of the DCIEM 1983 Decompression Model for Compressed Air Diving (Series G-K).

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Evaluation of the DCIEM 1983 Decompression Model for Compressed Air Diving (Series G-K).

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Title: Evaluation of the DCIEM 1983 Decompression Model for Compressed Air Diving (Series G-K).
Author: Lauckner, GR; Nishi, RY; Eatock, BC
Abstract: The Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM), Downsview, Ontario, has developed a new mathematical model for decompressing compressed air divers. This model, referred to as the DCIEM 1983 DECOMPRESSION MODEL, has been employed for real-time computer-controlled diving using the DCIEM XDC-2 decompression computer. Standard Air, In-water Oxygen, and Surface Oxygen decompression procedures have been developed and examined for single and repetitive dives. The effectiveness of the DCIEM 1983 Decompression Model has been assessed both subjectively (classical symptoms of decompression sickness) and by Doppler ultrasonic bubble detection method. This report presents the results of 144 single and repetitive dives decompressed with the new model using In-water Oxygen and Surface No-Decompression (No-D) dives along an operational No-D curve proposed for the Canadian Forces which is less conservative than the No-D limit predicted by the model. This report is a continuation of DCIEM Report No.84-R-72 which presented the results of 391 previous dives decompressed on the DCIEM 1983 Decompression Model (Series A-F). (Author) Continuation of Rept. no. DCIEM-84-R-72, ADB090041L.
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URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/4284
Date: 1984

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    This collection contains technical reports published by Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), formerly Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM™).

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