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Future Exploration Greenhouse Design of the EDEN ISS

Zabel, Paul and Bamsey, Matthew and Zeidler, Conrad and Vrakking, Vincent and Schubert, Daniel and Romberg, Oliver (2017) Future Exploration Greenhouse Design of the EDEN ISS. 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2016-07-16 - 2016-07-20, Charleston, South Carolina.

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Official URL: https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/handle/2346/72919


The Future Exploration Greenhouse (FEG) is the heart of the international EDEN ISS project, which aims to investigate and validate techniques for plant cultivation in future bio-regenerative life support systems. The EDEN ISS project partners designed and built the Mobile Test Facility (MTF), which consists of two modified 20 foot shipping containers. The FEG is integrated into one of these containers. It has a shelf-like plant cultivation system with up to four levels for growing plants and it has a cultivation area of roughly 12.5 m². The FEG is designed to accommodate different plant species ranging from leafy greens (e.g. lettuce, spinach) to tall growing plants (e.g. tomato, cucumber). The plants grow in customized trays which hold the plants in position and contain the plants’ roots. The trays can be connected to one of the two nutrient solution supply lines, each line providing a different nutrient mix. All plants grow in the same atmosphere and water-cooled LED lamps provide the light energy for photosynthesis. The FEG design has evolved from early designs in 2014 over the preliminary design by the end of 2015 to the final design which is described in this paper. Following assembly, integration and testing, the complete MTF will be shipped in October 2017 to Antarctica, where it will arrive in December 2017 and undergo a 12 month space analogue mission

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114876/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Future Exploration Greenhouse Design of the EDEN ISS
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Zabel, PaulUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7907-9230UNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, ConradUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6049-1321UNSPECIFIED
Vrakking, VincentUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8633-2847UNSPECIFIED
Schubert, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4969-486XUNSPECIFIED
Romberg, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910UNSPECIFIED
Date:20 July 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:EDEN ISS greenhouse life support
Event Title:47th International Conference on Environmental Systems
Event Location:Charleston, South Carolina
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:16 July 2016
Event End Date:20 July 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Zabel, Paul
Deposited On:25 Oct 2017 11:37
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:19

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