16.423J Space Biomedical Engineering & Life Support, Fall 2002
Author(s)Newman, Dava J.
Space Biomedical Engineering & Life Support
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Fundamentals of human performance, physiology, and life support impacting engineering design and aerospace systems. Topics include: effects of gravity on the muscle, skeletal, cardiovascular, and neurovestibular systems; human/pilot modeling and human/machine design; flight experiment design; and life support engineering for extravehicular activity (EVA). Case studies of current research are presented. Assignments include a design project, quantitative homework sets, and quizzes emphasizing engineering and systems aspects.
physiological adaptation, weightlessness, human space flight, bone mechanics, muscle mechanics, musculoskeletal dynamics, cardiovascular system, neurovestibular system, extravehicular activity, Space biology, Life support systems (Space environment)