Paper Title:
Reconsideration of Body Mass Measurement on the International Space Station and Beyond
  Abstract

In the current space program, astronaut body mass onboard spacecraft, including the International Space Station (ISS) is measured with spring-mass device. We propose a new device “Space Scale” with laser interferometry acceleration measurement and an inline force sensor with a bungee cord. This paper describes concept of Space Scale and its accuracy estimation by ground model test. Accuracy obtained in this ground test was –0.293 %, of which force sensor contributed most to error.

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Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 381-382)
Edited by
Wei Gao, Yasuhiro Takaya, Yongsheng Gao and Michael Krystek
Pages
461-464
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.381-382.461
Citation
K. Shimada, Y. Fujii, "Reconsideration of Body Mass Measurement on the International Space Station and Beyond ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 381-382, pp. 461-464, 2008
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June 2008
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