Cycle life machine for AX-5 space suit
- Schenberger, Deborah S.
- Apr 1, 1990.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- In order to accurately test the AX-5 space suit, a complex series of motions needed to be performed which provided a unique opportunity for mechanism design. The cycle life machine design showed how 3-D computer images can enhance mechanical design as well as help in visualizing mechanisms before manufacturing them. In the early stages of the design, potential problems in the motion of the joint and in the four bar linkage system were resolved using CAD. Since these problems would have been very difficult and tedious to solve on a drawing board, they would probably not have been addressed prior to fabrication, thus limiting the final design or requiring design modification after fabrication.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900012764.
Accession ID: 90N22080.
NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center, The 24th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium; p 1-8.
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