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dc.contributor.advisorAkin, David
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Harrison
dc.contributor.authorBowser, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorCallejon Hierro, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorGarner, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorGuloy, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorHnatov, Christina
dc.contributor.authorKalman, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorSosis, Baram
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T19:14:16Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T19:14:16Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/jip5-jr7d
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/24767
dc.descriptionGemstone Team SPACE
dc.description.abstractLong duration human exploration of Mars will pose demands on spacesuits that current designs are unable to overcome, including the need for in-situ replacement and repair of suit components. Advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies provide capabilities to repair or replace rigid pressure garments on-site and on-need. This thesis focuses on a potential application for in-situ hard suit manufacturing: the integration of AM components into a functional spacesuit arm. Material tests were conducted and top candidates were selected for the joint segment components. AM bearing con figurations were tested under operational loads and seals were incorporated for pressure retention. Selected components were integrated into a hard suit arm, which was compared to the Shuttle-era EMU arm through human tests in a pressurized glove-box. The results indicate that further re finement of hard suits has the potential to match the performance of operational EMU models while reducing the logistical issues with current spacesuits.en_US
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dc.subjectGemstone Team SPACEen_US
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT OF AN ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED RIGID SPACESUIT COMPONENT FOR LONG DURATION MISSIONSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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