The European Space Agency (ESA) commissioned CSEM to design, build, validate and deliver one fully operational ground prototype of a system (LTMS2) measuring physiological parameters. The system was shipped and will be used during 2008 at Concordia station (www.concordiastation.com) in Antarctica to study the physiological adaptation of crews to remote, isolated and extreme environments. The underlying long-term objective for ESA is to obtain experience in the field which will be used in preparing a possible manned mission to Mars around the year 2030. This paper describes the LTMS2 system.
PORTABLE-POLYTRONIC 2008 - 2nd IEEE International Interdisciplinary Conference on Portable Information Devices and the 2008 7th IEEE Conference on Polymers and Adhesives in Microelectronics and Photonics, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), pp. 1-2