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Design and Testing of Improved Spacesuit Shielding Components
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 15, 2002 by SAE International in United States
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In prior studies of the current Shuttle Spacesuit (SSA), where basic fabric lay-ups were tested for shielding capabilities, it was found that the fabric portions of the suit give far less protection than previously estimated due to porosity and non-uniformity of fabric and LCVG components. In addition, overall material transmission properties were less than optimum. A number of alternate approaches are being tested to provide more uniform coverage and to use more efficient materials. We will discuss in this paper, recent testing of new material lay-ups/configurations for possible use in future spacesuit designs.
CitationWare, J., Ferl, J., Wilson, J., Clowdsley, M. et al., "Design and Testing of Improved Spacesuit Shielding Components," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2462, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2462.
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