Space Suit Performance : Methods for Changing the Quality of Quantitative Data
- Rajulu, Sudhakar
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- Benson, Elizabeth and Cowley, Matthew
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- NASA is currently designing a new space suit capable of working in deep space and on Mars. Designing a suit is very difficult and often requires tradeoffs between performance, cost, mass, and system complexity. To verify that new suits will enable astronauts to perform to their maximum capacity, prototype suits must be built and tested with human subjects. However, engineers and flight surgeons often have difficulty understanding and applying traditional representations of human data without training. To overcome these challenges, NASA is developing modern simulation and analysis techniques that focus on 3D visualization. Early understanding of actual performance early on in the design cycle is extremely advantageous to increase performance capabilities, reduce the risk of injury, and reduce costs. The primary objective of this project was to test modern simulation and analysis techniques for evaluating the performance of a human operating in extravehicular space suits.
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- Document ID: 20140017134.
Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics; 12-16 Jul. 2015; Glasgow; United Kingdom.
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