The AWMS is a system made up of a flexible garment that supports the components. The items are arranged in accessible casings for the maintenance of the devices and for the disposal of containers and pipelines. The support fabric is elastic and adaptable to the various anthropometric characteristics on a S, M, L and XL scale, covering the largest range of percentiles contained in the Airforce ANSUR anthropometric data table.
It is shaped to allow full mobility and the skin contact connectors and collectors are anatomical and non-invasive, designed to fit the movements and seating position.It was designed not to rely on MACES space suit systems. The AWMS is placed after the thermal control garment - LCG
Thinking of astronaut equipment inspired my AWMS innovation; Which is important for managing the flows excreted during flight, the impact being the benefit of using it with the space suit.
I have always been fond of Science and Technology, especially for astronomy, astrophysics and astronautics; Besides, I'm in love with Industrial Design, my profession.
Eventually I create conceptual projects to exercise design reasoning and graphic representation.
When I first met the Space Poop Challenge, I realized that it was possible to gather my passions into a justified activity, with a real, plausible and truly urgent scope, a project that involved everything I like, and especially meet the needs of the astronauts.
This perception further justified my acceptance of the challenge.
To design a complex device that is efficient and important to help people is already a challenge. Developing this device in a short time to meet people exposed to extreme and dangerous conditions becomes great and developing it to enable human advancement in space helping astronauts in emergency situations and risk of dying is heroic!
Designing the AWMS allowed us to put into practice extreme concepts and generated solutions for other uses such as the usability review in ISS onboard systems or future spacecraft.
The preponderant factor in the whole development process was the use of low complexity solutions widely known and used in other areas, such as peristaltic pumps, special polymers or medical-hospital products.
Not now. Soon I will present the AWMS and other projects in the page of the Clara ideia Design in facebook.