Comparison of Shortened and Standard Liquid Cooling Garments to Provide Physiological and Subjective Comfort During EVA 2004-01-2347
The shortened liquid cooling/warming garment (SLCWG) developed by the University of Minnesota group was compared with the standard NASA liquid cooling/ventilating garment (LCVG) garment during physical exertion in comfort (24°C) and hot (35°C) chamber environments. In both environmental conditions, the SLCWG was just as effective as the LCVG in maintaining rectal temperature (Tre) in a thermal comfort range; sweat production on the face was less; and subjective perception of overall and local body comfort was higher. The findings indicate that the SLCWG produces the same or greater comfort level as that achieved with the LCVG's total coverage of the body surface.
Citation: Koscheyev, V., Leon, G., Coca, A., Ferl, J. et al., "Comparison of Shortened and Standard Liquid Cooling Garments to Provide Physiological and Subjective Comfort During EVA," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2347, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2347. Download Citation
Victor S. Koscheyev, Gloria R. Leon, Aitor Coca, Jinny Ferl, David Graziosi
University of Minnesota, ILC Dover, Inc.
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V113-1