Potential Benefits of Navy Dive Computer Use in Ships Husbandry Diving: Analysis of Dives Conducted on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)

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Potential Benefits of Navy Dive Computer Use in Ships Husbandry Diving: Analysis of Dives Conducted on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)

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dc.contributor NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL en_US
dc.contributor.author Gault, KA en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-02T14:12:04Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-02T14:12:04Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc ADA445818 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NEDU-TR-06-04 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc XB-NAVSEA en_US
dc.identifier.other *CVN-76 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS en_US
dc.identifier.other SHIPS HUSBANDRY en_US
dc.identifier.other NDC(NAVY DIVE COMPUTERS) en_US
dc.identifier.other WEARABLE EQUIPMENT en_US
dc.identifier.other AIR DIVING en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3468
dc.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. en_US
dc.description.abstract Navy dive computers were used to record 23 of 25 air dives performed for ships husbandry on the aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) during summer 2004. For each of the 23 dives, decompression status was assessed from the maximum recorded depth and bottom time according to the U.S. Navy (USN) Standard Air Tables and from the recorded dive profile according to the Navy Dive Computer VVAL-18 Thalmann Algorithm (NDC/VVAL-18). Sixteen of the dives were no-stop dives according to both the Standard Air Tables and NDC/VVAL-18, with the NDC/VVAL-18 allowing an average of 37 additional minutes of bottom time more than the Standard Air tables. Another six dives had depth excursions that put the divers on a USN Standard Air schedule that required decompression stops, which were not taken. On these six dives, the NDC still allowed an average of 25 minutes of additional no-stop bottom time. The one dive remaining required decompression stops according to both the Standard Air Tables and NDC/VVAL-18, but none were taken. The NDC would have prescribed a 15-minute stop during this dive, while the USN Standard Air Tables would have mandated a much longer stop than the NDC would have. The performed dives accrued about half the risk of decompression sickness allowed by the NDC at its limits, according to the USN-93 model. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights 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. en_US
dc.subject AIRCRAFT CARRIERS en_US
dc.subject NAVAL OPERATIONS en_US
dc.subject MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT en_US
dc.subject DIVING en_US
dc.subject SPECIAL FORCES en_US
dc.subject COMPUTERS en_US
dc.subject DECOMPRESSION en_US
dc.subject SCUBA APPARATUS en_US
dc.title Potential Benefits of Navy Dive Computer Use in Ships Husbandry Diving: Analysis of Dives Conducted on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) en_US

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