Thesis Defense by Tim Holland on March 26th
Tim Holland, Space Studies master’s student, will defend his thesis as follows. Please show your support by attending.
When: Monday, March 26th at 8:30 am (Central)
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111
Title: Design and Testing Validation of an Extendable Pressurized Tunnel for an Inflatable Lunar Habitat
Topic: In the design of the UND inflatable lunar habitat (ILH), the need for an extendable pressurized tunnel to link the habitat to a wheeled terrestrial vehicle (rover), and secure the connection between both elements is one of the critical problems to be solved in order to test the validity of the ILH concept. The design of an extendable pressurized tunnel is required in order to allow access to and from the rover without the use of pressure suits. It is expected than using an extendable tunnel will allow simple docking procedures. An experimental process is required to determine the best procedure to dock the pressurized rover with the habitat. This will be done by a number of tests to determine the docking position. Testing of the docking element, extension units, and docking position will be required. This will prove that this design of an extendable pressurized tunnel is a valid solution to the problem.
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The presentation will be posted on the space studies website archive page at http://realmedia.aero.und.edu/real/flash.asp?class=spst/thesisdefense within a few days of the presentation, and will later be added to the student research webpage for thesis found at http://www.space.edu/ResearchandFacilities/StudentResearch.aspx.