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When this project was started a few years back, it began as an undergraduate design project. In desiging the MX-1 MARS Suit, emphasis was placed on achieving the following goals:

Provide a livable environment to the wearer when used in both neutral buoyancy and laboratory (1-G) simulations

Maintain thermodynamic equilibrium over a variety of metabolic workloads

Provide two-way audio communications

Provide for biomedical and suit engineering telemetry.

Provide a testbed for advanced human interface research

Replicate the general exterior envelope of pressure suits for testing EVA external interfaces

Provide a similar visual environment for the wearer as that in current pressure suits

Provide the capability to replicate the joint limitations and torque requirements of an actual pressure suit for some selected body joints pressurization.

Questions? Comments? Contact Shane Jacobs