DEVELOPMENT OF ENCASEMENT FOR EMERGENCY DENTAL KIT FOR USE ON SPACE MISSIONS.
Rept. for Oct 65-Sep 66,
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC SAN ANTONIO TEX
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The purpose of this study was to construct an emergency dental kit encasement. The encasement, designed for use on extraterrestrial missions, was to be lightweight, nontoxic, and meeting packaging criteria for the retention of the instruments under gravity-free conditions. The requirements demanded an optimized strength-to-weight relationship, and the hard-shell-foam core design sandwich panel construction was selected. The instruments were embedded in form-fitted detents providing a slight interference fit, thus solving the problem of retention under weightlessness conditions. The prototype encasements utilized high-impact styrene as material for the hard shell and Nopcofoam as core material. The weight of the container is 22.5 oz. carrying a payload of instruments of 12 oz. yielding a weight-to-payload ratio of 1 1.8. Dimensions of the encasement are 12-78 by 6-58 by 2-116 in. 32.8 by 17.0 by 5.2 cm. and the total volume is 180 cu in. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Containers and Packaging