Metabolic Responses to Simulated Extravehicular Activity

Paper #:
  • 921303

Published:
  • 1992-07-01
Citation:
Williamson, R., Sharer, P., Webbon, B., and Rendon, L., "Metabolic Responses to Simulated Extravehicular Activity," SAE Technical Paper 921303, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/921303.
Pages:
10
Abstract:
Automatic control of the liquid cooling garment (LCG) worn by astronauts during extravehicular activity (EVA) would more efficiently regulate astronaut thermal comfort and improve astronaut productivity. An experiment was conducted in which subjects performed exercise profiles on a unique, supine upper body ergometer to elicit physiological and thermal responses similar to those achieved during zero-g EVAs. Results were analyzed to quantify metabolic rate, various body temperatures, and other heat balance parameters. Such data may lead to development of a microprocessor-based system to automatically maintain astronaut heat balance during extended EVAs.
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