Oxygen-Partial-Pressure Sensor for Aircraft Oxygen Mask

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-1448
Published September 01, 2003 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A device that generates an alarm when the partial pressure of oxygen decreases to less than a preset level has been developed to help prevent hypoxia in a pilot or other crewmember of a military or other high-performance aircraft. Loss of oxygen partial pressure can be caused by poor fit of the mask or failure of a hose or other component of an oxygen-distribution system. The deleterious physical and mental effects of hypoxia cause the loss of a military aircraft and crew every few years.