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Challenges of Antarctic Plant Production. Lessons learned from the deployment and preliminary operational results from the EDEN ISS project

Bamsey, Matthew and Schubert, Daniel and Zeidler, Conrad and Vrakking, Vincent and Zabel, Paul and Kohlberg, Eberhard (2018) Challenges of Antarctic Plant Production. Lessons learned from the deployment and preliminary operational results from the EDEN ISS project. COSPAR 2018, Pasadena, California, USA.

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Dating back as far as the early 1900s, people have been constructing plant production systems in Antarctica. In the early years, these plant production systems were typically small and expeditioner driven. Current systems, such as the EDEN ISS Mobile Test Facility are more complex, use the latest in controlled environment agriculture technology and begin to provide non-negligible impact on overwintering crew diets while minimizing their environmental footprint. Although EDEN ISS, like other Antarctic greenhouse projects focuses on providing fresh food to overwintering crewmembers, it differs from the bulk of these projects in that it has the primary focus of taking advantage of Antarctica’s remoteness, extreme environment and stringent environmental regulations to advance space-based production systems. The EDEN ISS project also distinguishes itself from many other Antarctic greenhouse projects in that its development involved several years of planning and design mirroring space system development pathways. This includes a space systems engineering focused process throughout its design, testing and then subsequent deployment and operational phase. This work presents a number of the key lessons learned from the EDEN ISS design phase; assembly, integration and test phase; two month field team deployment phase and from the facility’s first few months of operation. Preliminary results from the facility, including leakage, crew time requirements, water use, acoustic tests and power requirements are also presented. These and the results of an assessment of the implemented space system design process are described so as to help future Antarctic greenhouse developers and those using Antarctica as a space analogue site for this purpose, to refine their initial assumptions and improve their overall designs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131578/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Challenges of Antarctic Plant Production. Lessons learned from the deployment and preliminary operational results from the EDEN ISS project
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bamsey, MatthewMatthew.Bamsey (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schubert, DanielDaniel.Schubert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, Conradconrad.zeidler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6049-1321
Vrakking, VincentVincent.Vrakking (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zabel, PaulPaul.Zabel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7907-9230
Kohlberg, EberhardAlfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, 27568 Bremerhaven, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:EDEN ISS, CEA Technologies, bio-regenerative life support systems
Event Title:COSPAR 2018
Event Location:Pasadena, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt :envihab (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Vrakking, Vincent
Deposited On:04 Dec 2019 09:45
Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 10:38

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