Methods of Approximate Computation of Human Endurance in High and Low Temperatures
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The problem of maintaining capacity for work of personnel under unfavorable exterior microclimatic conditions is beginning to acquire importance among the many problems of medically safeguarding the combat training activity of troops. When determining the degree of allowable deviation from a comfortable microclimate in a particular structure, it is necessary to take into account the character and intensity of the task being carried out by military personnel. It is not possible to give a general procedure for establishing allowable air temperature and humidity levels for all items of military technology and defense structures. However, it is possible to formulate general points of departure which may be used as guides to work out tactical and technical assignments for life support systems, to evaluate habitability conditions in existing military technology, to analyze climatic conditions of particular military operations, etc. The criteria should be a definite set of physiological indices characterizing the different stages of effort of the defense reactions of the body to extreme environments.
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