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Offline SaxtonHale

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Help identifying external hardware
« on: 04/26/2013 07:58 PM »
For the longest time I have seen these (I'm going to call them) paired microphones in several locations on ISS, but haven't figured out the right search terms to find any info on them.

Does anyone know what they are for? Since they look like microphones, I guessed it would be binaural pressure sensing to locate impacts/leaks/explosions/etc

(Referring to the spindly thing next to the base of the arm in the first image)
« Last Edit: 04/26/2013 08:01 PM by SaxtonHale »

Offline bobthemonkey

Re: Help identifying external hardware
« Reply #1 on: 04/26/2013 08:26 PM »
UHF antenna.

Offline SaxtonHale

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Re: Help identifying external hardware
« Reply #2 on: 04/26/2013 08:37 PM »
Thanks; figures it would be something straightforward.

I had been basing my guess off one of these systems:
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Offline gfagley

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Re: Help identifying external hardware
« Reply #3 on: 04/27/2013 11:04 PM »
antennas used for EVAs.

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Re: Help identifying external hardware
« Reply #4 on: 04/27/2013 11:40 PM »
antennas used for EVAs.

And communication with visiting vehicles such as HTV, Dragon, Cygnus, and when it flew the shuttle orbiter.