Access Systems for Partial Gravity Exploration & Rescue: Results from Prototype Testing in an Analog Environment 2007-01-3033
An EVA simulation with a medical contingency scenario was conducted in 2006 with the NASA Haughton-Mars and EVA Physiology System and Performance Projects, to develop medical contingency management and evacuation techniques for planetary surface exploration. A rescue/evacuation system to allow two rescuer astronauts to evacuate one incapacitated astronaut was evaluated. The rescue system was utilized effectively to extract an injured astronaut up a slope of15-25° and into a surface mobility rover for transport to a simulated habitat for advanced medical care. Further research is recommended to evaluate the effects of reduced gravity and to develop synergies with other surface systems for carrying out the contingency procedures.
Citation: Chappell, S., Scheuring, R., Jones, J., Torney, S. et al., "Access Systems for Partial Gravity Exploration & Rescue: Results from Prototype Testing in an Analog Environment," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-3033, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-3033. Download Citation
S. Chappell, R. Scheuring, J. Jones, S. Torney, P. Lee, N. Wilkinson, S. Braham, J. M. Comtois, P. Sullivan, E. Hodgson, A. Rafiq
LASP, University of Colorado and Mars Institute, Vancouver, BC, University of Texas, NASA Johnson Space Center, Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, Canada, Hamilton-Sundstrand Space, Land, & Sea, Virginia Commonwealth University
International Conference On Environmental Systems