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Zero-G Simulation using Neutral Buoyancy
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
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For human beings who have been reared on the earth with its 1 G gravitational field, the condition of weightlessness is a world with which we are unfamiliar. Even if the layout and equipment configuration of a spacecraft designed to compensate for operation under Zero-G conditions, there are some things which are not effective under actual weightless conditions. In the design of a manned spacecraft, it is necessary to accumulate design data on human performance in a weightless condition, then to undertake design evaluations and verification under weightless conditions. In this paper, testing for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of Zero-G simulation using neutral buoyancy, conducted first of all in Japan, and recommendations on the equipment and Facilities required to conduct such simulations, are described.
CitationOtsuji, K. and Suzuki, K., "Zero-G Simulation using Neutral Buoyancy," SAE Technical Paper 891529, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/891529.
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