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Space Projects

Active Astronaut Injury Protection System

The Astronaut Injury Protection System (AIPS) is designed to protect astronauts from the current space suit during mission training at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab pool. Two category of AIPS are designed, passive and active. The passive system is a series of anatomical conforming protective pads attached to the LCVG. The pads are designed in a variety of laminated advanced foams and flexible hard plates that help distribute the pressure loads on the astronauts body. The active system is an inflatable devise laminated with a high density foam, that keeps the astronaut away fro the interior of the suit at any position. This work was done in collaboration with MIT and the Dainese company.


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