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Module Architecture for in Situ Space LaboratoriesThe paper analyzes internal outfitting architectures for space exploration laboratory modules. ISS laboratory architecture is examined as a baseline for comparison; applicable insights are derived. Laboratory functional programs are defined for seven planet-surface knowledge domains. Necessary and value-added departures from the ISS architecture standard are defined, and three sectional interior architecture options are assessed for practicality and potential performance. Contemporary guidelines for terrestrial analytical laboratory design are found to be applicable to the in-space functional program. Densepacked racks of system equipment, and high module volume packing ratios, should not be assumed as the default solution for exploration laboratories whose primary activities include un-scriptable investigations and experimentation on the system equipment itself.
Document ID
20150008902
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Sherwood, Brent (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 26, 2015
Publication Date
July 11, 2010
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Ground Support Systems and Facilities (Space)
Meeting Information
AIAA International Conference on Environmental Systems(Barcelona)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
planetary
human
Exploration