Power armor and Exoskeletons make way for future advancement in fields

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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Hello everyone. Ever felt like you wanted to take more with you when you go hiking on high terrain or just to go on long camping trips but can't take your car with you through thick forests. Then the HULC system is just for you.


Dismounted Soldiers often carry heavy combat loads that increase the stress on the
body leading to potential injuries. With a HULC exoskeleton, these loads are transfered to
the ground through powered titanium legs without loss of mobility.
The HULC is a completely un-tethered,
h y d r au lic- p o wer ed an th r o p o mo r p h ic
exoskeleton that provides users with the ability
to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended
periods of time and over all terrains. Its
flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls
and upper-body lifting. There is no joystick
or other control mechanism. The exoskeleton
senses what users want to do and where they
want to go. It augments their ability, strength
and endurance. An onboard micro-computer
ensures the exoskeleton moves in concert
with the individual. Its modularity allows for
major components to be swapped out in the
field. Additionally, its unique power-saving
design allows the user to operate on battery
power for extended missions. The HULC’s
load-carrying ability works even when power
is not available.



Specifications
Weight Total weight without
batteries: 53 lbs
Battery: two 4-lb batteries
Power Lithium Polymer Batteries
60-volt system (can draw
peaks up to 100 amps)
Avg power usage: 250W
Electronics Flexible expandable
electronics architecture
Custom single-board
electronics (including
PCU) housed in a sealed
enclosure
Heat sinks on actuators. No
fans used or needed.
Max temperature 125°F
Hydraulics Uses standard hydraulic
fluid
Efficient low-flow, highpressure hydraulic system
Normal operations at
3000 psi with peak pump
operations up to 5000 psi




Even Japan is making breakthroughs everyday in exoskeletons designs.




Now if only they can combine the traits of this armor...



Will then equate to a working model in the near future.




As seen in the famous Fallout series, power armor can be durable to certain projectiles and carry help you carry nearly half your weight.



It all seems somewhat fictional now, but with years if not centuries of development and research then it shall be done with more breakthroughs in science and the people willing to put their bodies to the test. We are only limited by our imagination to what we can accomplish in our lifetime.




posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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that would be GREAT!!!
Give our soldiers more of an advantage in the battlefield!!

That Japanese pexo looks like something out of anime


S&F for you
HOOAH!
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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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Problem with suit #1 - too bulky, the soldier will be easily seen/sniped, otherwise looks like it could be used for hip replacements

Problem with suit #2 - looks like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger....it will be laughed upon

Problem with suit #3 - kind of like Halo cross Star Wars Drone outfit....potential candidate for warfare



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Problem with suit #1 - too bulky, the soldier will be easily seen/sniped, otherwise looks like it could be used for hip replacements

Problem with suit #2 - looks like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger....it will be laughed upon

Problem with suit #3 - kind of like Halo cross Star Wars Drone outfit....potential candidate for warfare



You can always invent your own power armor and show them how its done.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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I would invent a high powered sniper rifle that can kill from at least 10 km away...the current one is only 2 km. I prefer to let others die in the battlefield. Just give me a few beers and I'm good to go



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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To be honest this looks like a model that will not even see the field of combat because advancements are so fast. I think there will be a more non-noticeable one that fits more like a wet suit then one that looks like it's made more for handicap people.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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That seems unrealistic. At that range you would probly need targets to be staged and standing still not to mention the fact that all the math taken into consideration would be insane. You would have to take into account the coriolis effect, cross winds, bullet drop, bulltet travel time and so forth. It's not a simple thing to do at a mile, at ten kilometers? Forget about it.
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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Problem with suit #2 - looks like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger....it will be laughed upon



That is doubtful.

When some monster-machine-man thing kills your friends, you don't laugh.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Be better off posting it in here:

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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by TraptInTheSystem
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
 


That seems unrealistic. At that range you would probly need targets to be staged and standing still not to mention the fact that all the math taken into consideration would be insane. You would have to take into account the coriolis effect, cross winds, bullet drop, bulltet travel time and so forth. It's not a simple thing to do at a mile, at ten kilometers? Forget about it.
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Did I say bullets will be used? No. If you think in terms of lasers as high powered, then maybe. I'd sooner drop a hydrogen bomb on enemies.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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No you didn't say bullets, but you didn't specify either. I could maybe see a rail gun being used for such a purpose.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by TraptInTheSystem
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
 


That seems unrealistic. At that range you would probly need targets to be staged and standing still not to mention the fact that all the math taken into consideration would be insane. You would have to take into account the coriolis effect, cross winds, bullet drop, bulltet travel time and so forth. It's not a simple thing to do at a mile, at ten kilometers? Forget about it.
edit on 24-4-2011 by TraptInTheSystem because: (no reason given)


Did I say bullets will be used? No. If you think in terms of lasers as high powered, then maybe. I'd sooner drop a hydrogen bomb on enemies.


Thats a bit of overkill for using hydrogen bombs though isn't it? In some urban warfare your presence will always be known and not always in covert operations. This armor will most likely be done before real issue of laser weapons ever happen for portable operations. Well see what the future has in stock for us.





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