The desire for advancement of human space exploration brings the need for an adaptive, next generation health-monitoring system in the form of a wireless body area network (WBAN). With the successful implementations of wireless sensor networks in industrial applications, NASA and commercial space industries are hoping to use this technology to increase safety, efficiency, and lower costs [1]. We propose a WBAN that takes this proven technology and further develop it to meet the rugged requirements of space environments. This will be accomplished by using a microcontroller, a bluetooth transceiver, and adding an external antenna to avoid radiation interference with spacesuits. The bluetooth transceiver will transmit vital physiological data from the sensors, via external antenna, to a custom built android application. This application is being designed for the transfer and display of real-time sensor data along with logging the total power of the system. WBAN will be integrated...

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