Accession Number : AD0271475

Title :   COMPACT FEEDING CONSOLE DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND EVALUATION

Corporate Author : WHIRLPOOL CORP ST JOSEPH MICH

Personal Author(s) : BREHM,H.E.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A Compact Feeding Console was designed to meet the sustenance requirements of three men for an extreme altitude mission of 14 days duration. A comprehensive study of the human and environmental conditions revealed that the astronauts would need equipment, d vices, and facilities for storage, preparation--cooling or heating--of canned, frozen, dehydrated, and ready foods; a water storage, cooling and heating system; a wet and dry waste treatment and storage system; and feeding tools. The equipment and systems were tested to evaluate expected performance under operating conditions from normal gravity and 1 atmosphere pressure to weightlessness (also called zero gravi y in this report) and 1/2 atmosphere pressure, and acceleration forces from 2 to 8 g's, to insure both independent operation of the component sections and integrated operation of the total Console in compliance with predetermined optimal performance standards. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *FEEDING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE