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Resource Tracking Model Updates and Trade StudiesThe Resource Tracking Model has been updated to capture system manager and project manager inputs. Both the Trick/General Use Nodal Network Solver Resource Tracking Model (RTM) simulator and the RTM mass balance spreadsheet have been revised to address inputs from system managers and to refine the way mass balance is illustrated. The revisions to the RTM included the addition of a Plasma Pyrolysis Assembly (PPA) to recover hydrogen from Sabatier Reactor methane, which was vented in the prior version of the RTM. The effect of the PPA on the overall balance of resources in an exploration vehicle is illustrated in the increased recycle of vehicle oxygen. Case studies have been run to show the relative effect of performance changes on vehicle resources.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Chambliss, Joe
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Stambaugh, Imelda
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Moore, Michael
(L-3 Communications Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
April 28, 2016
Publication Date
July 10, 2016
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Administration And Management
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Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Environmental Systems
Location: Vienna
Country: Austria
Start Date: July 10, 2016
End Date: July 14, 2016
Sponsors: International Conference On Environmental Systems, Inc. (ICES)
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Public Use Permitted.
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