An Innovative Exercise Method to Simulate Orbital EVA Work: Applications to PLSS Automatic Controls 871475
An exercise method has been proposed which may satisfy the current need for a laboratory simulation representative of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and thermoregulatory responses to work during orbital extravehicular activity (EVA). The simulation incorporates arm crank ergometry with a unique body support mechanism that allows all body position stabilization forces to be reacted at the feet. By instituting this exercise method in laboratory experimentation, an advanced portable life support system (PLSS) thermoregulatory control system can be designed to more accurately reflect the specific work requirements of orbital EVA.
Citation: Lantz, R., Vykukal, H., and Webbon, B., "An Innovative Exercise Method to Simulate Orbital EVA Work: Applications to PLSS Automatic Controls," SAE Technical Paper 871475, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/871475. Download Citation
Renee Lantz, H. Vykukal, Bruce Webbon
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems