SIMULATION OF A BIOFEEDBACK MICROCLIMATE COOLING SYSTEM USING A HUMAN THERMOREGULATION MODEL
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick United States
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Objectives of this project were to analyze heat transfer processes among skin, FCC and the environment, and develop algorithms for FCC characteristics and incorporate the algorithms into the existing Six Cylinder Thermoregulatory Model SCTM. The FCC version of the SCTM was used to study the interaction between human thermoregulation and FCC and to determine FCC efficacy under wide ranges of metabolic rates and environmental conditions. The operational impact of the potential implementation of FCC is an extended system duration on a single battery charge compared with the same system operating in a constant cooling paradigm. Thus, the overall objective of this project is to define the conditions where operating duration is extended with FCC.
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