Dave Akin's Personal Web Site

What's New?

I've finally bit the bullet and transfered my web hosting to a new machine (iMac G4), a new operating system (Mac OS X), and a new web server (Apache). I hope this will eliminate all the problems I had with this site on my old machine. I believe I transfered the entire site, but if you find broken links, please let me know. This should itself be a temporary measure, as I'm in the process of a major new version of my web site. I plan to get it up before the Fall (yes, 2003) term starts.

July 23, 2003 - Photos from the Women in Engineering outreach program on July 11 and July 15; human/robotic cooperation with Ranger and an A7L-B (Skylab) space suit.

June 26, 2003 - Matt's pictures, which are very nice overviews of things around the SSL; also the latest pictures of Meg's SUT for MARS Suit.

June 18, 2003 - A dual test of SCAMP and SCAMP SSV, and a three-way test of both SCAMPs plus the Ranger positioning leg.

June 16, 2003 - Photos of Dr. Mary Bowden's trip to Boulder, CO for the BalloonSAT program; a visit by Capt. Craig McLean of NOAA; and the lastest and greatest pictures of MARS Suit.

June 6, 2003 - I'm way behind on photo updates - there are water tests of SCAMP and the Ranger dexterous arm; a bumper crop of Ranger graduates and Congressional staffers pay a visit to the SSL; the ENAE 484 class sits down to dinner and emerges victorious at the NASA RASC-AL meeting in Cocoa Beach, during which we get a trip to the KSC Visitor's Center. Meg reaches a milestone with the inflation of her MARS Suit Soft Upper Torso prototype, and the Ranger guys pass the buck (and the orbital replacement units) back and forth between dexterous arms. Last but definitely not least, two beautiful ballerinas.

March 3, 2003 - MARS Suit photos (030305) (030303) (030226) (030219)


Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design

The Space Systems Design Library

ENAE 483 - Principles of Space Systems Design - Fall, 2002

ENAE 484 - Space Systems Design - Spring, 2003

ENAE 697 - Space Human Factors and Life Support - Spring, 2003

Space Systems Laboratory

The SSL Digital Photo Archives

Photos of research projects (past and present) in the SSL (in work)

Photos from test operations in the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility

2003 photos

2002 photos

2001 photos

2000 photos

Photos of SSL events, and from trips by SSL personnel (mostly me...)

Shortcut to ENAE 100 testing in the glove box 12/5/2001

The current (recently revised) draft of the
Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility Diving Safety Manual


Advanced Space Suit Design (temporary shortcut to MCP glove photos)

Space Systems

(shortcut to ParaShield Flight Test photos)

Space Telerobotics

(temporary shortcut to Ella's movie)

(temporary shortcut to SCAMP photos)

(temporary shortcut to SSV photos)

(Rhiannon's RECS photos)

(temporary shortcut to Ranger EVA Training Mockup photos)

(temporary shortcut to Ranger NBV II photos)

Space Human Factors

(temporary shortcut to the latest MARS suit photos)

Dissecting an Orlan wrist disconnect! (Yes, I did get it back together again...)

Human/Robotic Interactions

Personal Information

Formal resume

Informal resume

List of publications

The really important stuff