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X-20A Full-Pressure Suit Quantitative Performance

Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-36
Author: Bowen, J. D.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Pages: 46
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 6301
Task: 630104
AD Number: AD0603701

A series of experimental procedures was accomplished to demonstrate and measure the protection X-20A (Dyna-Soar) pilots obtain by wearing their custom fitted pressure garments while exposed to simulated mission conditions. Mission conditions were simulated to the extent possible with available altitude and temperature test facilities. Physical characterics of the garments were determined such as weight, pressure drop with flow, dimensional stability, visual fields, and acoustical attenuation.

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