An Advanced Physiological Based Shortened Liquid Cooling/Warming Garment for Comfort Management in Routine and Emergency EVA 2002-01-2413
The focus of this research is on the development of a more energy efficient shortened liquid cooling/warming garment (LCWG) based on physiological principles comparing the efficacy of heat transfer of different body zones; the capability of blood to deliver heat; individual muscle and fat body composition as a basis for individual thermal profiles to customize the zonal involvement of the garment; and the development of shunts to minimize or redirect the cooling/warming loop for different environmental conditions, physical activity levels, and emergency situations. The total length of tubing in the LCWG is approximately 35% less, and the weight decreased by 45% compared to the LCVG currently used in space.
Citation: Koscheyev, V., Leon, G., and Treviño, R., "An Advanced Physiological Based Shortened Liquid Cooling/Warming Garment for Comfort Management in Routine and Emergency EVA," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2413, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2413. Download Citation
Victor S. Koscheyev, Gloria R. Leon, Robert C. Treviño
University of Minnesota, NASA Johnston Space Center
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 2002 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V111-1