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Development of an Atmosphere Management System for Bio-regenerative Life Support Systems

Kolvenbach, Hendrik (2014) Development of an Atmosphere Management System for Bio-regenerative Life Support Systems. Master's, RWTH Aachen.

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Abstract

Future, long duration manned missions to the Moon or Mars are only feasible through the use of local resources or by producing commodities on site. A solution for on-site production of commodities is the use of greenhouse modules. Greenhouse modules are often considered for space-based life support systems as they can be utilized for food and oxygen production, CO2 reduction, waste water recycling and general waste management. Plants are cultivated by using so called CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) technologies. To further investigate CEA technologies, especially for space application, the DLR Institute of Space Systems established the EDEN (Evolution and Design of an Environmentally-closed Nutrition source) research group and laboratory. A critical aspect of this laboratory is the Atmosphere Management System (AMS), which is responsible for providing suitable air temperature, air velocity, humidity and CO2 concentration. The objective of this Master thesis is the development of a preliminary design of the AMS. The development of the AMS must respect existing laboratory interfaces and requirements associated with future laboratory enhancements and research group objectives.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93870/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Development of an Atmosphere Management System for Bio-regenerative Life Support Systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kolvenbach, HendrikRWTH AachenUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 September 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Greenhouse module, plant cultivation in space
Institution:RWTH Aachen
Department:Lehrstuhl und Institut für Allgemeine Konstruktionstechnik des Maschinenbaus
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 - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt :envihab
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Zabel, Paul
Deposited On:19 Dec 2014 11:56
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:50

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