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Current Activities in the Advanced Exploration Systems ISRU ProjectMedia Filter MOXIE support: completed flow performance tests and initial dust loading tests of the MOXIE HEPA filter in the Mars Flow Loop Designed and fabricated prototype full-scale scroll filter for testing of renewable filter performance Mars Flow Loop upgrades: installed more sensitive instrumentation, improved imaging, and increased run duration capability Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) Plasma-physics based model predicts particle charge and trajectory Characterizing dust environment from fluidized-bed injection dust environment using laser sheet visualization and Fine Particle Analyzer Sabatier Design Study Defined the Sabatier design space, including reactor type, thermal management, gas recycling/separation Modeled Sabatier systems with one or two reactors with different types of thermal management Adding thermal management schemes and recycling and gas separation to model Catalyst Screening Performing compression testing on new and used catalyst pellets Performing vibration testing on different catalyst pellet types under different load conditions Preparing to test catalysts for performance and degradation
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Document Type
Linne, Diane L. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sanders, Gerald (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Suzuki, Nantel (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Eisenman, David (Jet Propulsion Lab. Cape Canaveral, FL, United States)
Hintze, Paul (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Araghi, Koorosh (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
O'Malley, Terry (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 25, 2018
Publication Date
June 12, 2018
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Joint Space Resources Roundtable/Planetary & Terrestrial Mining and Sciences Symposium(Golden, CO)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 6633323.25.01
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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