The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

Techniques of Physiological Monitoring Volume III. Systems

Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-98 Volume 3
Author: Alnutt, Richard W.
Author: Becker, Walter C.
Corporate Author: RCA Service Company
Laboratory: Biophysics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Pages: 158
Contract: AF 33(657)-9252
Project: 7222
Task: 722203
AD Number: AD0609481

The volume is devoted to a discussion of monitoring systems. While the applications of physiological monitoring are many and varied, the primary concern here is with viability monitoring, the use of a measurement system to obtain factual, quantitative information about the physiological responses of a subject in a stressful environment, in order to plan protective measures which will ensure the safety and functional capability of that subject in such environments. Included are a description of instrumentation required for the measurement of individual physiological parameters, a discussion of related problems in system design, including simultaneous measurement of several parameters, data transmission or telemetry, and the use of magnetic tape recording as a system adjunct. Basic guidelines of system troubleshooting and interference reduction are also included. Section IV contains a brief survey of additional measurement techniques and data handling considerations which, while not state of the art or standard practice, will undoubtedly affect the field of physiological monitoring in the near future.

RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine
Download this report

(PDF, 4.65 MB, 158 pages)

Other options for obtaining this report

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a full-image download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Information Service:
This report may have been digitized and made freely available for public download, or made publicly available for purchase by the National Technical Information Service through their online database, the National Technical Reports Library

Indications of Public Availability
No digital image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
The inside cover of this report indicates that it was released for public sale

Related Reports

This report has the following parts/volumes: