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Z-1 Prototype Space Suit Testing Summary
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Author and Affiliation:
Ross, Amy J.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The Advanced Space Suit team of the NASA-Johnson Space Center performed a series of test with the Z-1 prototype space suit in 2012. This paper discusses, at a summary level, the tests performed and results from those tests. The purpose of the tests were two -fold: 1) characterize the suit performance so that the data could be used in the downselection of components for the Z -2 Space Suit and 2) develop interfaces with the suitport and exploration vehicles through pressurized suit evaluations. Tests performed included isolated and functional range of motion data capture, Z-1 waist and hip testing, joint torque testing, CO2 washout testing, fit checks and subject familiarizations, an exploration vehicle aft deck and suitport controls interface evaluation, delta pressure suitport tests including pressurized suit don and doff, and gross mobility and suitport ingress and egress demonstrations in reduced gravity. Lessons learned specific to the Z -1 prototype and to suit testing techniques will be presented.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2012
Document ID:
20120016446
(Acquired Dec 03, 2012)
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-27258
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 43rd International Conference on Environmental Systems; 14-18 Jul. 2013; Vail, CO; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SPACE SUITS; MICROGRAVITY; JOINTS (ANATOMY); EGRESS; PROTOTYPES; MOBILITY; TORQUE; LESSONS LEARNED; CARBON DIOXIDE
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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