Power Suits

Galactic Bioware's Power Suits are electrical and mechanical exoskeletons that provide the wearer with increased endurance, information, protection and resilience. We use an array of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power electric pumps, pneumatics, motors, computers, cameras, communications/LTE/5G/data, emergency beacons, lighting, voice control as well as diagnostics systems such as accelerometers and thermometers. We use a range of mechanical and chemical systems for our life support systems, airbags, triggers and cooling units.

Galactic Bioware is developing a proprietary Power Suit Operating System (SuitOS) to provide general functionality such as voice control, energy management, storage, diagnostics and communications to enable each of our specific suit applications. See our Product Vision.


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Velociraptor (Generation 1)

Galactic Bioware's Velociraptor Power Suit is designed to reduce the risk of death and serious injury in advance-warning and known higher-risk private plane and helicopter crashes. Many crashes occur at take-off and landing due to inclement weather such as icy runways and high winds, or due to mechanical failure or pilot error, resulting in collisions with ground objects, other planes, runway overrun, excursions or incursions. These incidents, as opposed to mid-air collisions or mid-air explosions, are the most common causes of aircraft deaths and injuries and provide the opportunity for advance-warning and the ability to put on a protective power suit. Some Galactic Bioware Velociraptor users will wear the Velociraptor at every take-off or landing, others just when there is an elevated risk of accident due to observable weather risks or airport congestion. The Velociraptor is currently in its functional prototype stage with first sales expected in November 2021 and first deliveries in 2022. The Velociraptor has been designed to conform to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Best Practice directions for aerospace manufacturers. It is designed for low-speed airplane-to-ground impacts <220mph (< 355 km/h) and low-order explosions (subsonic combustion) of fuel with low blast wind, low blast pressures and sustained temperatures of less than 2,550℉ (1,400℃).

Note: the images below have been intentionally darkened and obfuscated ahead of launch date as a teaser.

Galactic Bioware Velociraptor Power Suit

STAGE RAPID DECELERATION TESTING AND PRODUCTION PROCESS DESIGN
LAUNCH DATE NOVEMBER 2021
DELIVERY DATE MARCH 2022
PRICE FROM US$100,000

Features

Chest-Mounted Airbag System
Activated by a deceleration/time trigger in seat belt track to deploy 4 airbags in a redundancy-focused cocoon formation totalling 0.4 m3 (400L) of soft protection. Airbags inflate in under 60 ms, inflation chemical reaction is inert, odourless and non-flammable. Airbag System is detached after impact for escape. Airbags are made of ultralight flame retardant blended urethane with puncture resistance.
Oxygenated Helmet and Neck Protection
Polycarbonate neck guard absorbs energy, reduces whiplash and protects the upper spine and head. A multi-layered ceramic hard armoured, UHMW polyethylene mid, T-400 weave carbon weave helmet protects your head and vision. Narrow vision panel to minimise risk to eyes with shade 14 (Solar Eclipse ) eye protection lens (blocks 99%+ of ultraviolet light & 97%+ of visible light) with anti-fog ventilation.
Titantium Exo-Skeleton Turtle Shell
Honeycomb structure to provide lightweight, temperature resistant spine support at impact. Supports neck and head at impact to reduce whiplash and flailing. Hard armour plates are layered over key organs and body parts providing crush and shrapnel resistance at impact. Escape overboots improve crash outcomes and assist with land mobility. High temperature resistance (1,000℃+) on all components for jet fuel explosion protection for duration of crash impact and escape.

Fire Knight (Generation 1)

Galactic Bioware's Fire Knight Power Suit is designed to improve firefighting safety for firefighters in structural (city) fires as well as improving firefighting outcomes. The Fire Knight is designed to provide critical assistance in certain chemical and biological situations. Firefighters are exposed to rapidly changing conditions including high temperatures, burning chemicals, explosions, toxic gases and blinding light. Safety equipment for firefighters has not progressed at the same rate with modern technology as has equipment in many other fields, and today firefighting equipment is not fully integrated. Firefighters do not benefit from resolved and efficient designs that everyday consumers take for granted like hands-free communication, real-time environmental diagnostics, voice-controlled systems as well as industry specific requirements like video and audio audit trail (for insurance, training and investigation purposes), cooling inner-suits, health sensors including unconsciousness detection, emergency beacons and alarms. The Fire Knight is currently in mechanical prototype stage with electronic systems expected to be completed by late 2021. First sales expected in early 2022 and first deliveries in 2023.

Note: the images below have been intentionally darkened and obfuscated ahead of launch date as a teaser.

STAGE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND COOL SUIT TESTING
LAUNCH DATE MARCH 2022
DELIVERY DATE FIRST DELIVERIES IN 2023
PRICE FROM US$10,000

Features

Smart Armoured Helmet
Continuous communications with nearby Fire Knight suits as well as traditional firefighting radio systems in dynamic meshed networks over UHF/LTE networks. Voice control of all suit systems including camera control with local voice processing. Speakers transfer information to the wearer without distracting including temperature, oxygen air levels, cool-suit coolant levels. Accelerometer detects unconsciousness and triggers safety beacon and strobe light. Helmet houses bromobutyl rubber oxygen face mask for low gas and moisture permeability and vibration damping to maintain a resilient seal in stressful conditions.
Aluminized Extreme Temperature Outer
The internal cooling system allows for thicker insulating safety layers. The outermost layer is an aluminized cotton aramid drill blend, followed by a heat dissipating ceramic silicate layer, followed by comfort and moisture wicking internal natural fibres. The suit is designed to sustain high heat fires (1,000℃+) for a prolonged duration. The innermost cool-suit layer comprises 50+ yards of 0.16 inch cooling tubes that disperse a low-temperature coolant around the body to keep the internal temperature at a comfortable range despite the hot environment and physical exertion.
Utility Backpack
Hot-swappable Fire Knight backpacks can be swapped in seconds to continue servicing firefighters in longer duration fires or biological situations. Contains thermal-insulated packs of lithium-ion batteries which recharges the self-contained helmet systems as well as powering the rest of the suit. The backpack houses an oxygenated air supply tank as well as pressurized coolant for the internal cool-suit. The coolant tank slot can be used as an additional air supply tank depending on the threat for longer missions.