Accession Number : AD0664465

Title :   A PORTABLE DEVICE FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF EVAPORATIVE WATER LOSS,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Funkhouser,G. E. ; Billings,S. M.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A portable device has been developed for the precise measurement of evaporative water loss. Under appropriate conditions the measurement of evaporative water loss may be used as an index of 'emotional stress' in flying personnel. The apparatus incorporates a thermal conductivity cell as a moisture sensor, a proportional heater control to maintain the cell at the proper temperature, and a compressed air circuit to act as a carrier for water vapor. The unit is entirely battery powered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSPIRATION, MEASUREMENT), EVAPORATION, MOISTURE, DETECTION, CALIBRATION, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTATION, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AVIATION PERSONNEL, AVIATION MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE