An on-orbit monitoring system using this techonology can be implemented into the restraint layer of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) set to be berthed with the ISS in 2015. A textile gauge will provide load data throughout the length of the strap and over the surface of the structure, which will allow for better analytical predictions and models for future NASA inflatable test articles and structures. It can also be used as an on-orbit health monitoring system for future inflatable space structures. This system can be used on commercial inflatable space modules and can be applied anywhere that axial strain in a textile is important including parachute programs and the automobile industry (seatbelts).More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Johnson Space Center (JSC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Houston, Texas|
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