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A measurement of human body rotation during parabolic flight experiment

A measurement of human body rotation during parabolic flight experiment Purpose – This paper aims to propose a method for measuring the rotation of moving body during parabolic flight using camera. Design/methodology/approach – An orthogonal matrix used to calculate the Euler angles of rotation is solved by means of singular value decomposition. The translation velocity and position of moving body are measured by a binocular camera system. Findings – The experiment is executed in a jet aircraft to simulate micro-gravity during parabolic flight. And the human moving body is regarded as a rigid body. The results show that this method can calculate the angles effectively. Practical implications – This work is useful for calculation and monitoring body’s motion in space. Originality/value – The paper gives a method which measures the rotation of a rigid body under the microgravity by a binocular camera to modify the measurement error of the interferometer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

A measurement of human body rotation during parabolic flight experiment

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/AEAT-11-2012-0231
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to propose a method for measuring the rotation of moving body during parabolic flight using camera. Design/methodology/approach – An orthogonal matrix used to calculate the Euler angles of rotation is solved by means of singular value decomposition. The translation velocity and position of moving body are measured by a binocular camera system. Findings – The experiment is executed in a jet aircraft to simulate micro-gravity during parabolic flight. And the human moving body is regarded as a rigid body. The results show that this method can calculate the angles effectively. Practical implications – This work is useful for calculation and monitoring body’s motion in space. Originality/value – The paper gives a method which measures the rotation of a rigid body under the microgravity by a binocular camera to modify the measurement error of the interferometer.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 5, 2015

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