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HST 515
Aerospace Biomedical and Life Support Engineering

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Dava J. Newman
Time:
TR 9:30-11
Location:
33-319
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
16.400, 16.06, or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-1-8 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
N/A
Fundamentals of human performance, physiology, and life support impacting engineering design and aerospace systems. Topics include effects of gravity on the muscle, skeletal, cardiovascular, and neurovestibular systems; human/pilot modeling and human/machine design; flight experiment design; and life support engineering for extravehicular activity (EVA). Case studies of current research are presented. Assignments include a design project, quantitative homework sets, and quizzes emphasizing engineering and systems aspects.