Engineering Design Study Of A Space Suit With An Integrated Environmental Control System

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Report Number: AMRL TR 68-122
Author(s): Howard, Douglas C.
Corporate Author(s): Hamilton Standard Windsor Locks Conn
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Pages: 166
Contract: F33615-67-C-1946
DoD Project: 7164
DoD Task: 716411
Identifier: AD0680826

Continued success in coping with the space environment has led to increased crewman confidence in his ability to perform useful work during extraterrestrial missions. Future missions will require advanced suit/life-support-system concepts. Such a concept might logically take the form of a space suit for extravehicular activity with an integrated environmental control system. A design study of this concept has been performed and drawings prepared in sufficient detail to permit fabrication of a working model in a suitably equipped model shop. Integration of the environmental control system within the hard torso of the suit assembly resulted in a system having a packaging density approaching 80 percent and able to pass through a 27 inch diameter hatch. The system will support a crewman working at 375 Kcal/hour for an indefinite time to a recharge in space capability.

Provenance: Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

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