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Defining Constellation Suit Helmet Field of View Requirements Employing a Mission Segment Based Reduction ProcessField of view has always been a design feature paramount to helmets, and in particular space suits, where the helmet must provide an adequate field of view for a large range of activities, environments, and body positions. For Project Constellation, a different approach to helmet requirement maturation was utilized; one that was less a direct function of body position and suit pressure and more a function of the mission segment in which the field of view will be required. Through taxonimization of various parameters that affect suited field of view, as well as consideration for possible nominal and contingency operations during that mission segment, a reduction process was employed to condense the large number of possible outcomes to only six unique field of view angle requirements that still captured all necessary variables while sacrificing minimal fidelity.
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Conference Paper
McFarland, Shane
(MEI Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 12, 2009
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International Conference on Environmental Systems(Savannah, GA)
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OTHER: 731384
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