Simulation Model of the Air Revitalization System for ISS 2005-01-2860
An air revitalization system is being designed for the ISS. The name of this system is ARES, which stands for Atmosphere Regeneration System.
Its major functions in the Life Support System of the ISS would be to:
- Generate breathable oxygen from water
- Collect the produced CO2 from air cabin and to control cabin CO2-level as required
- Convert CO2 into water and methane
- Recover the produced water for use in the water management system.
ARES is based on ESA ECLS Technology Program developments. The prototype, so-called ARES Elegant Breadboard, has been manufactured and has just been tested at EADS.
In parallel to the design and manufacture activities of the ARES Elegant Breadboard, an EcosimPro simulation model of the overall hardware system has been developed. The simulation model has been used intensively in the design process and it is going to be correlated according to test data.
This paper describes the EcosimPro simulation model of ARES and presents the main simulation results.