Determination of Human Thermal Experimental Uncertainty 2001-01-2270
Experimental apparatus simulating a space suit Portable Life Support System (PLSS) was developed for testing human thermal comfort in a suited environment. Various uncertainties of the experimental apparatus were studied from which the accuracy of the entire setup was determined.
Experimental and Simulated data from existing human thermal models were collected for similar cases. Differences/similarities between experimental and simulated data were then discussed. Based on this comparison, the human thermal model can be validated or changes can be made to either the experimental setup or simulation to more accurately reflect the thermal state of a human in a suited environment.