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Consideration in selecting crops for the human-rated life support system: a Linear Programming modelA Linear Programming model has been constructed which aids in selecting appropriate crops for CELSS (Controlled Environment Life Support System) food production. A team of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) faculty, staff, graduate students and invited experts representing more than a dozen disciplines, provided a wide range of expertise in developing the model and the crop production program. The model incorporates nutritional content and controlled-environment based production yields of carefully chosen crops into a framework where a crop mix can be constructed to suit the astronauts' needs. The crew's nutritional requirements can be adequately satisfied with only a few crops (assuming vitamin mineral supplements are provided) but this will not be satisfactory from a culinary standpoint. This model is flexible enough that taste and variety driven food choices can be built into the model.
Document ID
20040089894
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Wheeler, E. F. (Cornell University Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States)
Kossowski, J.
Goto, E.
Langhans, R. W.
White, G.
Albright, L. D.
Wilcox, D.
Henninger, D. L.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Volume: 18
Issue: 2-Jan
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-715
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
NASA Center JSC
NASA Program Advanced Life Support
NASA Discipline Life Support Systems
NASA Discipline Number 61-10