DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAT PIPE THERMAL MANIKIN WITH AN IRRIGATED SKIN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12681
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Measurement Technology Northwe
2721 Ne Blakeley St, Seattle, WA, 98105
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 F Timothy O'neill
 (206) 525-4099
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ACCURACY OF CLO VALVES MEASURED WITH A THERMAL MANIKIN IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SKIN TEMPERATURE IS KNOWN. SPATIAL AND SET-POINT TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS COMBINE TO INCREASE THE ERROR IN THE MEASUREMENT. ADDITIONALLY, EVAPORATIVE COOLING ACCOUNTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT THERMAL LOSS IN MOST CLOTHING SYSTEMS. MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY NORTHWEST (MTNW) PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE ADAPTATION OF HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY TO A 17 ZONE COPPER THERMAL MANIKIN. THIS DESIGN WILL PROVIDE ISOTHERMAL CONDITIONS AT THE CONDENSER SKIN SURFACES. INTEGRATED IN THIS DESIGN IS A NOVEL IRRIGATED SKIN WHICH WILL ACCURATELY REPRODUCE PHYSIOLOGICAL EVAPORATION RATES AND AVOID THERMAL DECOUPLING ASSOCIATED WITH SOFT ARTIFICIAL SKIN SYSTEMS.

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