Accession Number:

ADB173851

Title:

Compact-Fast Response Environmental Health Monitor/Temperature Sensor. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar-31 Aug 1992

Corporate Author:

VERITAY TECHNOLOGY INC EAST AMHERST NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The objective of the Phase I effort was to determine the feasibility of developing a viable, hand-held environmental health monitor-a temperature sensing suite capable of supporting a heat-stress management computer model. Experimental findings indicate that the miniaturized black-globe thermometer, based upon digital integration of multiple surface thermosensors will indicate an equilibrium temperature value in approximately three minutes. The wet bulb with a miniaturized wetted surface will generate the natural wet bulb equilibrium temperature value in a similar time range. The dry bulb thermosensor to indicate the equilibrium temperature is a function of the thermistor rate constant. The integrated environmental health monitor concepts developed will rapidly provide the entire spectrum of environmental temperature parameters wet bulb, dry bulb, and black-globe temperatures and supporting data needed for risk management to minimize heat-strain casualties and performance degradation

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE