EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF PRESSURE SUIT MOBILITY JOINTS, GLOVES AND HELMET.
Final rept. Mar 66-Apr 69,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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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
- Life Support Systems