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Life support in small one-atmosphere underwater work systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11876198     Owner:  NASA     Status:  MEDLINE    
Manned submersibles and atmospheric diving suits share a number of characteristics, with the most obvious being the rigid hull structure required to maintain a one-atmosphere cabin pressure in the presence of high external pressures. The rigid pressure hull results in a fixed internal volume that allow a simple, mechanical means of precisely controlling the input of make up oxygen to replace that metabolized by the occupant(s). The field-proven life support hardware described in this article is peculiar to monobaric systems but may have applications in other manned cabin situations where a fixed volume is present--regardless of maintenance pressure. Also briefly described is a state-of-the-art life support monitoring system developed by Nuytco Research Ltd. under contract to the National Energy Board of Canada. The "Biosensor" is thought to have broad application potential in the manned undersea field.
P Nuytten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Life support & biosphere science : international journal of earth space     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1069-9422     ISO Abbreviation:  Life Support Biosph Sci     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-04     Completed Date:  2002-03-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431217     Medline TA:  Life Support Biosph Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-7     Citation Subset:  S    
Nuytco Research Ltd., North Vancouver, BC V7L 1 B4, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Air Conditioning / instrumentation*
Atmospheric Pressure
Carbon Dioxide / adverse effects,  chemistry,  metabolism
Environmental Monitoring / instrumentation*
Life Support Systems / instrumentation*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
Submarine Medicine / instrumentation*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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