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Clinostat Delivers Power To Plant-Growth CabinetsClinostat rotates coaxial pair of plant-growth cabinets about horizontal axis while supplying cabinets with electric power for built-in computers, lamps, fans, and auxiliary equipment, such as nutrient pumps. Each cabinet self-contained unit for growing plants in controlled environment. By rotating cabinets and contents about horizontal axis, scientists simulate and study some of effects of microgravity on growth of plants. Clinostat includes vertical aluminum mounting bracket on horizontal aluminum base. Bearings on bracket hold shaft with V-belt pulley. At each end of shaft, circular plate holds frame mount for cabinet. Mounting plates also used to hold transparent sealed growth chambers described in article, "Sealed Plant-Growth Chamber For Clinostat" (KSC-11538).
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Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Bushong, Wilton E. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL.)
Fox, Ronald C. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL.)
Brown, Christopher S. (Bionetics Corp.)
Biro, Ronald R. (Bionetics Corp.)
Dreshel, Thomas W. (Bionetics Corp.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 12
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.