Accession Number : AD0711676

Title :   EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF PRESSURE SUIT MOBILITY JOINTS, GLOVES AND HELMET.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 66-Apr 69,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Slowik,Jozef ; Marcum,Alfred ; Burns,Marvin

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A research program was conducted to investigate and develop approaches for improving pressure suit mobility and comfort. Novel concepts were generated and unique properties of materials were exploited to implement these concepts for various pressure suit components. Single plane mobility joints of low profile fabric materials were made with mobility approaching that of hard joints. Work was begun to adapt the same principles to biaxial joints. Advanced concepts for improving the tactility and mobility of pressure gloves were implemented in several models of experimental gloves. Exploratory development of partial pressure helmet was initiated. As a part of the broad systems study, the thermal control problems and micrometeoroid threat to the extravehicular crewman were also investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRESSURE SUITS, DESIGN), MOBILITY, GLOVES, HELMETS, JOINTS, MATERIALS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, METEORITES, SPACE CREWS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE