Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-2765
2005-07-11

Terrestrial Microgravity Model and Threshold Gravity Simulation Using Magnetic Fields 2005-01-2765

Reduced gravity has adverse effects on the human body–muscle atrophy, bone loss, depressed immune system, circulatory problems, etc. This is a major obstacle for long duration exploration missions. Knowledge of g-thresholds is important for crew vehicle design for transport to Mars (e.g. artificial gravity prescriptions) and there is a critical need for terrestrial variable g-level simulators (moon, Mars, other). Diamagnetic levitation offers this capability and can be readily used for establishing and testing g-threshold levels, testing gravity prescriptions for artificial gravity applications, and further can serve as a test-bed for evaluating countermeasures. This paper provides an introduction to the technique as well as a discussion of ongoing research in this important area.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X