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Astronauts' menu problem.Consideration of the problems involved in choosing appropriate menus for astronauts carrying out SKYLAB missions lasting up to eight weeks. The problem of planning balanced menus on the basis of prepackaged food items within limitations on the intake of calories, protein, and certain elements is noted, as well as a number of other restrictions of both physical and arbitrary nature. The tailoring of a set of menus for each astronaut on the basis of subjective rankings of each food by the astronaut in terms of a 'measure of pleasure' is described, and a computer solution to this problem by means of a mixed integer programming code is presented.
Document ID
19720043776
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lesso, W. G. (Texas, University Austin, Tex., United States)
Kenyon, E. (NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1972
Subject Category
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Meeting Information
Operations Research Society of America, National Meeting(New Orleans, LA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other