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Modern Dive Computers

  • B. R. Wienke
  • T. R. O’Leary
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Abstract

On the heels of growing interest in underwater science and exploration following World War II, monitoring devices have been constructed to control diver exposure and decompression procedures. Devices with records of varying success include mechanical and electrical analogs and within the past 15 years microprocessor based digital computers. With inexpensive microprocessor technology, recent years have witnessed explosive growth in compact digital meter usage. Many use the simple dissolved tissue gas model proposed by Haldane some 100 years ago, but given the sophistication of these devices, most feel that broader models can be incorporated into meter function today increasing range and flexibility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Wienke
    • 1
  • T. R. O’Leary
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.NAUI Technical Diving OperationsRiverviewUSA

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