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Research on Personal Protective Equipment for Dual-Use Technology and Technology TransferThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) places highest priority on the safety of its astronauts and support personnel. Because this is so, and to ensure the continuation of this safety, the agency has undertaken to thoroughly research and develop and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and individual life support systems (LSS) in support of manned spaceflight. It is probable that technology developed for manned spaceflight in the field of PPE and individual LSS can be utilized in certain industrial/commercial endeavors. In an attempt to determine these other uses for this PPE and individual LSS, the Space Suit Systems Branch of the NASA JSC Crew Systems Division initiated a research project designed to access potential common technology that could benefit industry. Such dual-use technology transfer could eventually involve a joint effort by Government and industry. The research project took place over several months and involved discussions with various manufacturers/suppliers/users, as well as regulatory agencies and industries, of PPE and individual LSS. Research data was compiled and evaluated and a summary of significant findings is presented for identifying and establishing opportunities for future cooperation between Government and industry in the field of PPE and individual LSS.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Driggers, Donald C.
(Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Dual-Use Space Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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