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Hydro-environmental Simulator and Submersible Thermal Mannequin
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Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility
Category: Human Systems
Kansas Street, Building 86
Natick, MA, 01760-0001
Phone: 508-233-4172 ext. 513
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This simulator is used to evaluate the effects of water immersion on humans and mannequins by replicating various air-sea interface temperature conditions and sea states under controlled conditions. The standing wave height is 1 - 2 feet (1.5 foot average).
Our unique Submersible Thermal Mannequin is fully instrumented, permitting accurate measurement of body heat transfer while submersed in controlled air and water environments, including simulated seas. The mannequin is comprised of 10 independently controlled zones. Anti-exposure suits and diving components have been tested in this simulator with the submersible mannequin.
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