The inability to adequately assess overall temperature in contradictory thermal conditions is problematic for monitoring the safety and comfort of the astronaut during extended EVA. A nonuniform heating/cooling system applied to the surface of the body provides a paradigm for identifying the most sensitive areas for measuring overall heat status. Manipulating warming/cooling tube patterns in the space suit during EVA has potential in providing a normal heat topography. Systematically varying astronaut's heat exchange onboard can enhance comfort and performance and prevent health problems that accompany living in a closely-controlled, constant environmental habitat.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
|Event||26th International Conference on Environmental Systems - Monterey, CA, United States|
Duration: Jul 8 1996 → Jul 11 1996
|Other||26th International Conference on Environmental Systems|
|Period||7/8/96 → 7/11/96|