Accession Number : AD0683718

Title :   COMPUTER PROGRAMMING OF AEROSPACE RATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Jan 67-May 68,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Chapin,Roy E. ; Anway,Mark D. ; Lozano,Paul A. ; Vanderveen,John E.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Because astronauts onboard space vehicles have not always consumed their food because of its low acceptability and the lesser satisfaction derived from these rations than from a conventional meal, it has become increasingly important to supply aerospace crews with rations that are very palatable as well as nutritionally balanced. A computer program has therefore been developed for this purpose. Foods (44 varieties) are divided into nine groups corresponding to the various courses in a meal. From each group the computer then selects one or two items which, when combined, satisfy the daily nutrient requirements. The computer generates as many as desired of acceptable rations that fall within the nutrient ranges allowed. The crewmember will then select the final rations to be used in his flight, and the computer will recheck his choices for nutritional adequacy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, DIET), (*FOOD, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), CLASSIFICATION, NUTRITION, DECISION MAKING, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ALTITUDE, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE