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Bioregenerative system
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Abstract: The design course is an eight semester credit multi-disciplinary engineering design course taught primarily to Engineering Science, Aerospace, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering seniors. This year the course project involved the design of the three interrelated loops: atmospheric, liquid nutrient and solid waste management, associated with growing higher plants to support man during long-term space missions. The project is complementary to the NASA Kennedy Space Center Controlled Environmental Life Support System (CELSS) project. The first semester the class worked on a preliminary design for a complete system. This effort included means for monitoring and control of composition, temperature, flow rate, etc., for the atmosphere and liquid nutrient solution; disease and contaminant monitoring and control; plant mechanical support, propagation and harvesting; solid and liquid waste recycling; and system maintenance and refurbishing. The project has significant biological, mechanical, electrical and Al/Robotics aspects. The second semester a small number of subsystems or components, identified as important and interesting during the first semester, were selected for detail design, fabrication, and testing. The class was supported by close cooperation with The Kennedy Space Center and by two teaching assistants. The availability of a dedicated, well equipped project room greatly enhanced the communication and team spirit of the class.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1987
Document ID:
19930074808
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93N72255
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Coverage: Abstract Only
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: USRA, Agenda of the Third Annual Summer Conference, NASA(USRA University Advanced Design Program; p 17
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Florida Univ.; Gainesville, FL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING; CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS; CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES; LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS; SPACE MISSIONS; EDUCATION; LIQUID WASTES; RECYCLING; SOLID WASTES; STUDENTS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE TREATMENT
Imprint And Other Notes: In USRA, Agenda of the Third Annual Summer Conference, NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program p 17 (SEE N93-72246 15-12)
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