Design, Manufacturing, and Test of Armor for the Exploration Space Suit

dc.creatorStrickland, Julie
dc.creatorCheung, Alan
dc.creatorNoel, Aaron
dc.creatorNolan, Patrick
dc.creatorUrsenbach, Dan
dc.creatorSanz-Martinez, Pablo
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T18:57:19Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T18:57:19Z
dc.date.issued7/12/2021
dc.descriptionJulie Strickland, Collins Aerospace
dc.descriptionAlan Cheung, Collins Aerospace
dc.descriptionAaron Noel, Collins Aerostructures
dc.descriptionPatrick Nolan, Collins Aerostructures
dc.descriptionDan Ursenbach, Collins Aerostructures
dc.descriptionPablo Sanz-Martinez, Collins Aerostructures
dc.descriptionICES400: Extravehicular Activity: Space Suitsen
dc.descriptionThe 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held virtually on 12 July 2021 through 14 July 2021.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo business units within Collins Aerospace, Mission Systems (Houston, Texas) and Aerostructures (Chula Vista, California), partnered to design, manufacture, and test state-ofthe-art armor concepts for the exploration space suit. The proposed armor concept would protect astronauts from surface impacts (slips, trips, and falls) during EVAs. Multiple armor design options were considered. Collins� selected armor concepts are sandwich composite configurations consisting of carbon fabric skins and either a titanium square-cell core or an additively manufactured (3D printed) thermoplastic honeycomb core in two orientations. The panels were designed to be sacrificial and easily replaced with on-station in-situ manufacturing capability. The Collins armor concepts were designed, fabricated, and tested. The successful test results indicate that the Collins design could withstand substantial impact energy and protect the hard upper torso.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherICES-2021-241
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/87208
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher50th International Conference on Environmental Systemsen_US
dc.subjectSpacesuit
dc.subjectComposite
dc.subjectHard upper torso
dc.subjectHUT
dc.subjectRear entry door
dc.subjectRED
dc.subjectxEMU
dc.subjectEMU
dc.subjectCollins
dc.subjectArmor
dc.subjectImpact
dc.subjectImpact resistant
dc.titleDesign, Manufacturing, and Test of Armor for the Exploration Space Suiten_US
dc.typePresentationen_US

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