BIO 104: Space Suit Post-Landing Operations

$3,000.00

BIO 104 provides instruction on spacesuit use in nominal and off-nominal post-landing environments. Students demonstrate reliable functionality of parachute release, life preserver unit (LPU), and snorkel functionality in varying sea and lighting conditions. Students also learn the effective use of radios, beacons, signal flares, and other signaling devices in water and egress bottle use for egress operations.


Description

Summary:

BIO 104 provides instruction on spacesuit use in nominal and off-nominal post-landing environments. Students demonstrate reliable functionality of parachute release, life preserver unit (LPU), and snorkel functionality in varying sea and lighting conditions. Students also learn the effective use of radios, beacons, signal flares, and other signaling devices in water and egress bottle use for egress operations.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate stable floatation for various size test subjects
  2. Demonstrate reliable functionality of parachute release in varying sea conditions
  3. Demonstrate reliable functionality of snorkel system in varying sea conditions
  4. Demonstrate raft ingress in varying sea conditions
  5. Qualitative assessments of suit functionality and comfort with LPU
  6. Demonstrate effective use of radios, beacons, signal flares, and other signaling devices in water
  7. Demonstrate effective use of egress bottle for egress operations

 

Curriculum:

Classroom instruction: Suit (Pressure suit system description, Analog suit differences),  Parachute components, Ejection (sequence, components), Post-ejection, Post-departure through crew/seat separation, Descent (Post seat separation through canopy open and canopy descent, Proper position, CVSPSR, Landing), Survival/signaling, Survival gear descriptions and use, Signaling ops, Water Operations (Psychological, Practical), Rescue Operations, Safety

Capsule Egress Operations: Unsuited Capsule Egress (Side Hatch, Top Hatch, Life raft ops/ingress, Raft ops/signaling), Suited Capsule Egress (Side Hatch, Top Hatch, Life raft ops/ingress, Raft ops/signaling)

Suited Parachute lift and drop: dry (Lift, Position, Canopy check, Visor, Seat kit, Prepare, Release), Suited Parachute lift – wet ((Lift, Position, Canopy check, Visor, Seat kit, Prepare, Drop, Release

Canopy extraction, Hoist ops (Horse collar, Forrest Penetrator, Mail hook)

 

Prerequisites:

  1. PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Program or Advanced PoSSUM Academy
  2. PoSSUM BIO 102: Spacecraft Egress and Rescue Operations course
  3. Open Water SCUBA Certification (NAUI, PADI, SSI, or equivalent)
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