Current Status of the ESA FTIR-Based Multi-Component Monitoring System for Spacecraft Air Analysis 2000-01-2302
This paper presents the status of ongoing BB studies for an optimized trace gas monitoring (TGM) system configured to simultaneously and quasi-online detect (quantitatively and qualitatively) 30 different trace gases in manned spacecraft. The system principle relies on the detection of molecule absorption lines in the infrared being converted into a measured spectrum by a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer.
The work is based on 10 years study phases aiming now towards performance demonstration on unknown gas mixtures and an in-flight demonstration on Space Shuttle or ISS. The theoretical background, sensor combinations, SW principle descriptions and multi-module monitoring strategies have been reported earlier (please refer to reference  - , ).
Citation: Honne, A., Johansen, I., Stuffler, T., Mosebach, H. et al., "Current Status of the ESA FTIR-Based Multi-Component Monitoring System for Spacecraft Air Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-2302, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-2302. Download Citation
Atle Honne, Ib-Rune Johansen, Timo Stuffler, Herbert Mosebach, Dirk Kampf, Hermann Abele, Gijsbert Tan
SINTEF, Kayser-Threde GmbH, Astrium GmbH, Space Infrastructure, ESA/ESTEC
International Conference On Environmental Systems