U.S. Navy unmanned test methods and performance limits for Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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Title: U.S. Navy unmanned test methods and performance limits for Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Abstract: Technical Manual; No abstract available. EDITOR NOTE: CHAPTER 1. The Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) is the United States Navy facility for testing and evaluating underwater breathing apparatus (UBAs). Each military or commercial UBA that the Navy considers for use is sent to NEDU for an in-depth evaluation of its performance, material suitability, human factors, and systemic reliability. This technical manual supersedes NEDU TR 01-94 and presents the unmanned performance goals and test methods NEDU currently uses to evaluate UBAs. This manual employs physiologically-based performance goals and limits — a significant departure from previous engineering-based goals. Much of the rationale for this transition is detailed in NEDU Technical Report 15-03 and various publications cited in this manual.The instrumentation and test methods described in this manual should allow any hyperbaric test facility to reproduce the tests conducted by NEDU. Any test instrument comparable to those specified in the UBA test setup may be used, if its accuracy and response characteristics are equal to or exceed those used by NEDU — and if its calibration is traceable to National Institute of Science and Technology standards. Minimum manning during unmanned hyperbaric testing shall be two personnel per chamber (one test supervisor and one chamber operator per test per chamber). This manual is meant to be dynamic in nature, and the methods herein are valid as of 15 July 2015. As instrumentation technology advances and new test methods are developed, this manual will be updated to facilitate improved unmanned test simulations.
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10662
Date: 2015

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