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Pilot investigation - Nominal crew induced forces in zero-gThis report presents pilot-study data of test subject forces induced by intravehicular activities such as push-offs and landings with both hands and feet. Five subjects participated in this investigation. Three orthogonal force axes were measured in the NASA KC-135 research aircraft's 'zero-g' environment. The largest forces were induced during vertical foot push-offs, including one of 534 newtons (120 lbs). The mean vertical foot push-off was 311 newtons (70 lbs). The vertical hand push-off forces were also relatively large, including one of 267 newtons (60 lbs) with a mean of 151 newtons (34 lbs). These force magnitudes of these forces would result in a Shuttle gravity environment of about 1 x exp 10 -4 g's.
Document ID
19930057341
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Klute, Glenn K. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1992
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 921155
Meeting Information
SAE, International Conference on Environmental Systems(Seattle, WA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other