THERMAL PROTECTION IN LIFE RAFT EXPOSURES

On the basis of thermal insulation, protection in these life raft exposures was increased 20 percent by use of the survival heater; 36 percent by use of the infrared reflective liner; and 100 percent when heater and liner were used in combination. Heater efficiency was improved approximately 25 percent by the reflective liner. This infrared reflective plastic liner, as demonstrated by these experiments, is a simple, lightweight non-bulky ( 56 grams and 3 cubic inch volume ), inexpensive means to improve the thermal protective property of a life raft. ( Author )

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research done at Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Association

    320 South Henry Street
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22314-3579
  • Authors:
    • Hall, J F
    • Klem, F K
    • Buehring, W
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 31-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1970 12:00AM