Microgravity and Ground Simulations of Prototype Health Maintenance System Equipment 941320
This paper presents a summary of recent evaluations of prototype Health Maintenance System (HMS) equipment and medical procedures under development for use aboard the International Space Station. Evaluations involved a series of preparatory ground simulations which provided baseline data while allowing opportunities to evaluate medical operational procedures. Ground simulations were followed by a series of parabolic flights offering a microgravity environment. Data gathered in parabolic flight addressed specific questions as to the efficacy of procedures and the HMS equipment performance.
Citation: Johnston, S., Campbell, M., Billica, R., and Eichstadt, F., "Microgravity and Ground Simulations of Prototype Health Maintenance System Equipment," SAE Technical Paper 941320, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/941320. Download Citation
S. L. Johnston, M.R. Campbell, R.D. Billica, F.T. Eichstadt
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
International Conference On Environmental Systems