Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: OMEGA (One-Man Extravehicular Gimbal Arrangement)

Title: 
OMEGA (One-Man Extravehicular Gimbal Arrangement)
Full Description: 
OMEGA (One-Man Extravehicular Gimbal Arrangement) shown here permits unlimited freedom, and was designed around a parallel pair of 32-inch-diameter thin-line angular-contact bearings with half the balls removed to minimize friction. Tests have been conducted with OMEGA subjects in flight suits and pressure suits to determine the best gimbal restraint system and operation techniques. The test subjects are suspended in a sling support from a single RDS cable. As they translate about, the RDS tracks them, keeping the cable vertical. The test subjects operate in an effectively zero-g environment in the horizontal plane.
Date: 
1/20/1967
NASA Center: 
Langley Research Center
Subject Category: 
Simulators
Keywords: 
Arrangement
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Extravehicular Activity (EVA)
facet_where: 
Langley Research Center (LaRC)
facet_when: 
1-20-1967
facet_when_year: 
1967
Image #: 
L-1967-01444
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001899.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001899
Center: 
LARC
Center Number: 
L-1967-01444
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001899
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL