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Understanding Modern Dive Computers and Operation

Protocols, Models, Tests, Data, Risk and Applications


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 1-8
  3. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 9-16
  4. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 17-30
  5. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 31-41
  6. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 43-49
  7. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 51-64
  8. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 65-80
  9. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 81-93
  10. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 95-102
  11. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 103-111
  12. B. R. Wienke, T. R. O’Leary
    Pages 113-129

About this book


This brief provides a complete yet concise description of modern dive computers and their operations to date in one source with coupled applications for added understanding. Basic diving principles are detailed with practical computer implementations. Interrelated topics to diving protocols and operational procedures are included. Tests, statistics and correlations of computer models with data are underscored. The exposition also links phase mechanics to dissolved gases in modern decompression theory with mathematical relationships and equations used in dive computer synthesis. Applications focus upon and mimic dive computer operations within model implementations for added understanding.

This comprehensive resource includes a complete list of dive computers that are marketed and their staging models, as well as a complete list of diveware marketed and their staging algorithms, linkage of pertinent wet and dry tests to modern computer algorithms, a description of two basic computer models with all constants and parameters, mathematical ansatz of on-the-fly risk for surfacing at any dive depth, detailing of statistical techniques used to validate dive computers from data, and a description of profile Data Banks for computer dive model correlations.

The book will find an audience amongst computer scientists, doctors, underwater researchers, engineers, physical and biosciences diving professionals, explorers, chamber technicians, physiologists and technical and recreational divers.


dive computers profile data diving models data banks model correlations end of dive risk on the fly dive risk risk analysis deep stops shallow stops ad hoc protocols wet diving tests dry diving tests statistical techniques diveware dive planning software diving history model validation DCS oxygen toxicity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.NAUI Technical Diving OperationsRiverviewUSA

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