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SPPD announces 'Technical Textiles Rocketing to Space'
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Jul '09
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Safety and Protective Products Division (SPPD) of IFAI announce the 2009 Aerospace Symposium "Technical Textiles Rocketing to Space," providing 2.0 CEH during the IFAI Expo 2009 in San Diego, CA, September 23, 2009, 2 - 5 p.m.

The Aerospace Symposium provides research, engineering and product development professionals with insight into the latest research, materials and design forecasts for technical textiles in space applications and examines current opportunities and requirements for designing productions for space exploration and for other uses on Earth.

Jinny Ferl, Design Engineering Manager for Shuttle Spacesuit Assemblies (SSA), ILC Dover, presents "Design of Expandable/Inflatable Habitats to Support the Vision for Space Exploration. "Ferl discusses the use of expandable soft good structures and the many factors that must be considered when designing these habitats, including transport and deployment, sensor integration, reconfigurability, habitability, performance in harsh environments, radiation shielding and dust mitigation.

Victor Koscheyev, MD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology University of Minnesota Medical School, Director of the Laboratory for Health and Human Performance in Extreme Environments, University of Minnesota and Gloria Leon, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, will present "Physiologic-Hygienic Requirements for Materials for Astronaut Comfort in the Liquid Cooling Garment of the Space Suit."

Donald Shockey, Ph.D, Director of the Center for Fracture Physics, SRI International, is an internationally-recognized expert in fracture of materials and structures, and an authority on failure under impact and explosive loads. Shockey currently serves on the NASA panel of Materials Experts. During the presentation, "Textile Damage in Astronaut Gloves," Shockey will describe the types of damage sustained by gloves during spacewalks and discuss the loading conditions the fabric must withstand.

Sheila Ann Thibeault, Ph.D, Senior Research Physicist and Task Lead for Radiation Shielding in the Advanced Materials and Processing Branch, Research and Technology Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center, presents "Engineered Materials for Space Radiation Protection." Thibeault discusses how engineered polymeric materials of all forms-including fibers and fabrics-are being investigated for radiation shielding for future exploration missions.

"The Constellation Program is ramping up for a return trip to the moon, and then on to Mars. Join us as we look ahead in space research, designs and solutions for safe and successful completion of these more complex and challenging environments." Linda Hewes, Material Engineering Analyst, ILC Dover, and Symposium Chair.

Industrial Fabrics Association International


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