Restraining Loose Equipment Aboard the International Space Station: The Payload Equipment Restraint System 2003-01-2534
As the International Space Station (ISS) grows, so do the supplies and equipment needed to support its daily operations. Each day many items must be unstowed and moved to various worksites so that they are readily available to the crew. Due to the lack of gravity, these items may become loose and float away if not restrained. The Payload Equipment Restraint System (PERS) was developed to meet the new and unique challenge of restraining loose equipment aboard the ISS.