Reconsideration of Body Mass Measurement on the International Space Station and Beyond

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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 and Y. Fujii, "Reconsideration of Body Mass Measurement on the International Space Station and Beyond ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 381-382, pp. 461-464, 2008

Online since:

June 2008

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