Aerospace | Crew Protective Equipment

Contingency Hypobaric Astronaut Protective Suit (CHAPS)

CHAPS Uniform
The David Clark Company Contingency Hypobaric Astronaut Protective Suit (CHAPS) provides a prototype baseline that can be adapted to fit almost any commercial vehicle architecture.

CHAPS design and performance features include:
  • Relatively simple full pressure suit design
  • Low bulk design incorporates lightweight, 'breathable' materials to minimize cooling requirements and simplify ECLSS design
  • Less than 20 pound mass for complete ensemble
  • Stowage volume of approximately 1 ft3
  • Configurable for both open or closed loop applications
  • Incorporates multiple configurations of helmets and gloves to permit quick and effective evaluation of suit architecture options