Development of a High Output Fluorescent Light Module for the Commercial Plant Biotechnology Facility 2000-01-2423
This paper discusses the development and testing of a high-output Fluorescent Light Module for use in the Commercial Plant Biotechnology Facility on board the International Space Station. Methods of optimizing the system efficiency of the light module are discussed. A detailed description of the design is presented. A proto flight unit has been tested and evaluated for photon flux output and thermal management.