Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Analysis of T-EVA to Enhance the Body Temperature Monitoring during Extravehicular Activities on Mars Analog

Paul Palacios, Jose Cornejo, Walter Castillo, Milton V. Rivera, Susana Tristan, Jinmi Lezama, Juan C. Chavez

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Abstract

Due to the extreme environmental conditions on Mars, humans will be exposed to thermal discomfort producing an imbalance of homeostasis that can affect the general health and physical performance of astronauts. Therefore, Bioastronautics and Space Mechatronics Research Group conducted a study from 2019 to 2021, resulting in the proposed project named T-EVA which is a Medical Robot, defined as a wearable embedded mechatronic system for continuous temperature monitoring of the upper limbs especially during extravehicular activities at Mars Analog. This research presents the version 2.0 of the device, where the analysis is focused on the telecommunications technologies and protocols to connect the astronaut to the Command Center, and also the improvements of the electrical-electronics design. It has been chosen in 2020 by The Mars Society to evaluate its functionality and to develop the technical-clinical validation tests at The Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA, in order to be part of Team Peru VI in 2022. Also, it was chosen among the 10 best projects for the Mars University Symposium 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages294-298
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665424431
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 24 Nov 202126 Nov 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021
Country/TerritoryUruguay
CityMontevideo
Period24/11/2126/11/21

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© 2021 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Extravehicular Activities
  • Mars
  • Medical Robot
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Wearable Device

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