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Utilization of biosensors and chemical sensors for space applicationsThere will be a need for a wide array of chemical sensors for biomedical experimentation and for the monitoring of water and air recycling processes on Space Station Freedom. The infrequent logistics flights of the Space Shuttle will necessitate onboard analysis. The advantages of biosensors and chemical sensors over conventional analysis onboard spacecraft are manifold. They require less crew time, space, and power. Sample treatment is not needed. Real time or near-real time monitoring is possible, in some cases on a continuous basis. Sensor signals in digitized form can be transmitted to the ground. Types and requirements for chemical sensors to be used in biomedical experimentation and monitoring of water recycling during long-term space missions are discussed.
Document ID
19930044745
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bonting, S. L. (SETI Inst., Sunnyvale; NASA, Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Volume: 7
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0956-5663
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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