The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the performance, ease of setup, and ease of use of two crew location tracking systems that are based on two different sensor technologies, infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF).
For each technology, the crewmembers received an initial layout for the placement of IR sensors or WAPs, and the laptop receiver. Crewmembers performed checkout and verification of signal receipt from each sensor. Sensor relocation was performed if needed. After checkout, the crew performed a system calibration
For each technology, the crewmembers performed the following:
1. Deploy the IR sensors or WAPs plus the laptop receiver per the provided initial layout.
2. Checkout the system to verify receipt of signal from each sensor. If signal was not received, perform a relocation procedure as required.
3. Perform a system calibration.
4. Perform and log a pre-defined walk about the habitat.
As time and batteries were available, the systems continued to record crew movement in the background of other experiments.
Crewmembers reported that setting up the sensors and performing a system calibration test were very easy. However, they determined that the badge is probably not the best for microgravity. Additionally, crewmembers offered suggestions for securing the worn sensor.
|Mission||Launch/Start Date||Landing/End Date||Duration|
|NEEMO 6||07/12/2004||07/21/2004||10 days|