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Bioregenerative Planetary Life Support Systems Test Complex (BIO-Plex): NASA's Next Human-Rated Testing Facility
Author and Affiliation:
Tri, Terry O.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX United States)
Abstract: As a key component in its ground test bed capability, NASA's Advanced Life Support Program has been developing a large-scale advanced life support test facility capable of supporting long-duration evaluations of integrated bioregenerative life support systems with human test crews. This facility-targeted for evaluation of hypogravity compatible life support systems to be developed for use on planetary surfaces such as Mars or the Moon-is called the Bioregenerative Planetary Life Support Systems Test Complex (BIO-Plex) and is currently under development at the Johnson Space Center. This test bed is comprised of a set of interconnected chambers with a sealed internal environment which are outfitted with systems capable of supporting test crews of four individuals for periods exceeding one year. The advanced technology systems to be tested will consist of both biological and physicochemical components and will perform all required crew life support functions. This presentation provides a description of the proposed test "missions" to be supported by the BIO-Plex and the planned development strategy for the facility.
Publication Date: Nov 28, 1999
Document ID:
20000042294
(Acquired May 26, 2000)
Subject Category: RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: 28-30 Nov. 1999; Malmo; Sweden
Meeting Sponsor: Lund Technical Univ.; Sweden
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 131-50-10-24
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: PLANETARY SURFACES; CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS; NASA PROGRAMS; TEST FACILITIES; TEST CHAMBERS; SPACECREWS; TEST STANDS; GROUND TESTS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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