Science Evaluation Units for the Plant Research Unit and the Advanced Animal Habitat 2005-01-2783
The Advanced Animal Habitat (AAH) and Plant Research Unit (PRU) are two major components of the Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP). These two habitats are currently under development by Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC). Science Evaluation Units (SEUs) have been developed for each of these habitats to allow investigators to plan and test flight experiments on the ground using hardware that is functionally similar to the flight versions of the AAH and PRU. The SEUs also contain key functionality that makes them excellent science tools for general laboratory experiments that are not related to flight experiments.