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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.

Current Crew-Lock Location on the ISS.

Current Crew-Lock Location on the ISS.

Project Name
XHab Deployable Crew Lock Structure
Project Number
P19127
Project Family
Aerospace Systems
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
Russell Phelps
Primary Customer
Dr. Lamkin-Kennard
Sponsor (financial support)
Boeing & Multidisciplinary Senior Design
Concept Progression
Concept Model from Systems Level Design Review

Concept Model from Systems Level Design Review

Concept Model from Preliminary Detailed Design Review

Concept Model from Preliminary Detailed Design Review

Concept Model from MSD I End

Concept Model from MSD I End

Team Members

Left to Right: Matty Putnam, Michael Garcia, Ethan Griswold, Jim Grace, Justin Law, Jake Van Cuyck, Brandon Lau, and Tajbid Rahman.

Left to Right: Matty Putnam, Michael Garcia, Ethan Griswold, Jim Grace, Justin Law, Jake Van Cuyck, Brandon Lau, and Tajbid Rahman.

Member Role Major Contact
Brandon Lau Industrial Designer Industrial Design bxl7543@rit.edu
Jake Van Cuyck Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineering jav5426@g.rit.edu
James Grace Co-Team Lead Mechanical Engineering jhg7983@rit.edu
Justin Law Team Lead Mechanical Engineering jwl7667@rit.edu
Ethan Griswold Finance / Purchasing Biomedical Engineering edg8445@rit.edu
Michael Garcia Scribe Mechanical Engineering mrg2197@rit.edu
Matty Putnam Planner Industrial and Systems Engineering mjp9522@rit.edu
Tajbid Rahman Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineering txr7137@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Master Schedule

Risk Management

Communication and Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

We 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

Sponsor: Multidisciplinary Senior Design Staff

Sponsor: Boeing