Manned Certification Evaluation of the Innerspace Systems (registered trademark) Megalodon Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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Manned Certification Evaluation of the Innerspace Systems (registered trademark) Megalodon Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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Title: Manned Certification Evaluation of the Innerspace Systems (registered trademark) Megalodon Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Author: Keuski, BM; Doolette, DJ
Abstract: The Megalodon underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) was used in completing 99 man-dives. The primary test objective was to determine whether the UBA could control oxygen sufficiently to satisfy performance specifications published by Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC-PCD).The UBA failed in 4.9% of the 61 dives analyzed. One failure was due to PO2 overshoot duration greater than the allowed three minutes; two were due to regulation of post-overshoot PO2 1.45. The UBA s performance adequately met the predetermined reject rule of 15% failure rate at 95% confidence. When used in conjunction with MK 16 MOD 1 dive tables, the Megalodon is deemed to meet NSWC-PCD performance specifications for N2-O2 dives up to 190 feet and He-O2 dives up to 300 feet. When diving, Megalodon users must maintain adequate training and familiarity with the apparatus.
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/9878
Date: 2010

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