Accession Number : AD0691461

Title :   METEOROID THREAT TO EXTRAVEHICULAR SPACE SUIT ASSEMBLIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 66-1 Mar 67,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Zimmerman,Frank J.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report utilizes most recent meteoroid flux data and illustrates the method used in calculating the probability of meteoroid puncture for a space-suited crewman in earth orbit. An example of the method is shown and uncertainties in the prediction are reviewed. Finally, guidelines are presented that could be followed in planning an experimental program of penetration studies on space suit materials intended to resolve some of these areas of uncertainty. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY, PRESSURE SUITS), (*PROJECTILES, HAZARDS), (*PRESSURE SUITS, VULNERABILITY), PARTICLES, SPACE CREWS, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, IMPACT PREDICTION, IMPACT SHOCK, SHOCK RESISTANCE, PENETRATION, DAMAGE, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, PROBABILITY, UNCERTAINTY, TEXTILES, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE