|Project Summary||Project Information|
A Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) is a proposed intermediate platform for future NASA expeditions into deeper space. Currently, the proposed gateway will be used as an Earth-based astronaut training station. In the future, it will serve as a deployment site for spacecraft transporting crew to deep space locations. A critical element to the LOP-G is the crew-lock structure which allows crew members to go between the pressurized environment of the LOP-G and the vacuum of space. Currently, crew-locks have rigid designs affixed to the outside of the station; however, NASA would like proposals for an inflatable/deployable crew-lock.
The goal of the project is to design, build, and test a 1/4 - 1/6 scale version of a 2-man inflatable/deployable crew-lock for training astronauts on Earth. The design should consider human factors such as stowable handrails, and internal and external attachment points for equipment, crew tethers, and outfitting. This project will help further NASA and RIT's research and understanding of soft, deployable structures for deep-space travel.
For more detailed background information, please download the Project Readiness Package.
Left to Right: Matty Putnam, Michael Garcia, Ethan Griswold, Jim Grace, Justin Law, Jake Van Cuyck, Brandon Lau, and Tajbid Rahman.
|Brandon Lau||Industrial Designer||Industrial Designfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jake Van Cuyck||Electrical Engineer||Electrical Engineeringemail@example.com|
|James Grace||Mechanical Engineer, Assistant Lead||Mechanical Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Justin Law||Team Lead||Mechanical Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Ethan Griswold||Finance / Purchasing||Biomedical Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Garcia||Scribe||Mechanical Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Matty Putnam||Planner||Industrial and Systems Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tajbid Rahman||Electrical Engineer||Electrical Engineeringemail@example.com|
Phase Models and Renders
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
AcknowledgementsWe would like to express our heart-felt gratitude to the following people and groups for helping us through this project:
Faculty Guide: Russell Phelps
Customer and Advisor: Dr. Lamkin Kennard
The Construct @ RIT: Michael Buffalin IV
Sponsor: Multidisciplinary Senior Design Staff