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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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Palm BeacB Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963-B1 J tec Deep-Down Duck Sound Study's Target that speech is the only practical method of watery communication, adds that water's acoustical characteristics suggest sound transmission may be as practical there as it is in air. His researchers are examining the effects of variables such as pressure, .salinity, temperature and reverberation. Of major concern is diver-to-diver and diver-to-surface or habitat communication. Exotic gas mixtures which permit "saturation diving" for extended periods create the cartoon vocal effects characteristic of underwater communication, explains Dr. GAINESVILLE - The he-roes of Sealab III sound like Donald Duck and the University of Florida is finding out why. Comic communications are anything but funny to aqua-nauts 600 feet under the ocean surface in and around Sealab the underwater equivalent of a moon shot explains Dr. Harry Hollien, the University's Communications Sciences Laboratory (CSL) director. Dr. Hollien and his staff have the major responsibility for testing and evaluating communications during the upcoming multimillion dollar ocean probe. Sealab will go down in in- those conditions," says the muscular professor. Until CSL began basic research and development of test procedures, "We lacked the basic information to evaluate available systems. We simply knew too little about how man hears and speaks underwater," comments Dr. Hollien. CSL officially began work with the Navy early in 1966, using a total of $175,000 in six research grants over the two and one-half-year period. In that time, CSL has produced nearly 40 research studies in. the area of underwater communication, including analysis of prototype systems for Sealab IH. nerspace near San Clemente Island off Long Beach, Calif.,-Wednesday for a 60-day stay, designed to demonstrate man's ability to perform under the sea. Currently, communications from the ocean bottom are more difficult and less intelligible than those expected from the moon's backside, explains the communications specialist, an experienced Scuba diver and a Navy Reserve lieutenant commander. He contends this lack of communication is a major obstacle to undersea exploration. "CSL is trying to find out why aquanauts sound like cartoon characters then provide research to correct Previously, four or five studies a year were average for the entire field, says Dr. Hollien, now a national authority in his field considered vital to innerspace exploration. "Sealab is our only, real opportunity to make proper tests. For the first time, we will be able to obtain enough data to make intelligent recommendations as to how com-munications can be improved," explains the vigorous, scientist-diver. "In this single project, it will be possible to observe the current 'state-of-the-art' of underwater communication techniques," he says. Dr. Hollien, who contends Helium mixtures, used to avoid nitrogen and oxygen tox-idity under extreme pressure, is the major "speech scrambler." Breathing apparatus, necessary for dives outside the habitat, creates additional distortions. Dr. Hollien compares the complications to "talking through and around a half-, pound of steak . or to your dentist while he fills your' back molars." He emphasizes that CSL does not develop new commu-. nications equipment. "Our goal is to provide the underly-. ing information and recommendations for equipment development by the military and by industry." he says. PRICES EFFECTIVE TWO DAYS ONLY! SUNDAY & MONDAY ' SAVE J10 Excedrin Tablets 60's FANTASTIC TV TOY SALE! SAVE J2 SPEECH TESTING - Pressure chambers, banks of recorders and military undress are all part of active duty for Lt. Cmdr. Harry Hollien, director of the University of Florida's Communication Science Laboratory. 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