Two three-man prototype liferafts were evaluated in Arctic waters off Kodiak Island, Alaska. Surface and core temperatures of each subject were monitored continuously during the 22 hour exposure in the TUL raft and 6 hour exposure in the P-B raft. Each subject wore a different clothing assembly: a NASA full pressure suit, the NASA flight clothing, and the Air Force Anti-exposure suit. None of the clothing assemblies was considered adequate to maintain a person in comfort. No significant biochemical shifts in the blood or urine were found. General tolerance times for a variety of cold water-raft exposures are depicted graphically. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  United States  45433
  • Authors:
    • Veghte, James H
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-70-72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM