Accession Number : ADA215941

Title :   Chemical Defense User Safety System (CDUSS),

Corporate Author : KONIGSBERG INSTRUMENTS INC PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Konigsberg, E. ; Cushing, T.

Report Date : 07 FEB 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The general problem is a safe, reliable means of protecting test subject safety by monitoring the test subject's thermoregulation while the subject is wearing a chemical defense suit, either on simulated maneuvers or participating in a prophylactic drug screening program. We propose a disposable ingestible radiotelemetry pill, to monitor core body temperature, as our primary sensor. Secondary sensors will be ECG electrodes, a tri-axially sensitive actigraph (accelerometer), an internal suit temperature sensor, and several space biopotential and/or transducer data acquisition channels. Secondary problems are that units be easy to use and difficult to misuse, and require little or no field service or logistic support. Data acquisition must include means of telemetrically acquiring the ingestible pill transmission, regardless of its position or orientation in the body, and the ability to monitor more than one pill at the same time, if need be, without confounding the system. Data acquisition must also be capable of monitoring up to seven channels of data, four of which are dedicated (core temperature, suit temperature, activity monitor, and ECG). The primary means of data interpretation will be a pre-arranged algorithm, inserted into the electronic package computer, which will determine the several degrees of danger being encountered. (AW)

Descriptors :   *BODY TEMPERATURE, *BIOINSTRUMENTATION, *TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *RADIO TELEMETRY, ACCELEROMETERS, CHANNELS, COMPUTERS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA PROCESSING, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, DRUGS, ELECTRODES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MANEUVERS, MONITORS, PACKAGING, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, SAFETY, SECONDARY, SIMULATION, TEMPERATURE, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRANSDUCERS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Protective Equipment
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE