A personnel evacuation and survival device is described for individual crewmen aboard ship having a quick don harness to which is attached a personnel lowering means and an automatically deployable encapsulating life raft. From an appropriate evacuation station aboard the ship, the crewman uses the device to suspend himself clear of the side and lower himself on a life-line, the pay-out of which is controlled to provide a safe rate of descent. During the descent, a raft package is automatically released and a life raft is inflated which completely encapsulates the crewman prior to water entry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Availability: This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possible, for foreign licensing. Copy of application available NTIS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • DeSimone, D N
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-878 556
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM