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Shielding requirements for the Space Station habitability modulesThe design, analysis, development, and tests of the total meteoroid/debris protection system for the Space Station Freedom habitability modules, such as the habitation module, the laboratory module, and the node structures, are described. Design requirements are discussed along with development efforts, including a combination of hypervelocity testing and analyses. Computer hydrocode analysis of hypervelocity impact phenomena associated with Space Station habitability structures is covered and the use of optimization techniques, engineering models, and parametric analyses is assessed. Explosive rail gun development efforts and protective capability and damage tolerance of multilayer insulation due to meteoroid/debris impact are considered. It is concluded that anticipated changes in the debris environment definition and requirements will require rescoping the tests and analysis required to develop a protection system.
Document ID
19900044977
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Avans, Sherman L. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Horn, Jennifer R. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Williamsen, Joel E. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1990
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-1333
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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