Accession Number : AD0695367

Title :   ISOTHERMAL METHOD FOR VOLUME DETERMINATION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Molina,Efrain ; Knepton,James

Report Date : 15 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Studies were done to find an accurate method for measuring weight of humans, animals, and objects in weightlessness. Present methods used to determine weight cannot be applied in weightlessness. An initial probe to determine the feasibility of measuring volume by an isothermal method and applying the method to computation of weight was succesful. In a study of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), the method showed great promises for further development and subsequent use in space flight. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BODY WEIGHT, MEASUREMENT), (*WEIGHTLESSNESS, BODY WEIGHT), PRIMATES, PRESSURE, GASES, VOLUME, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE