Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2014

Food and Revitalization Module (FARM) for Moon Human Exploration 2008-01-2014

The objective of the Food And Revitalization Module (FARM) project was to design a plant growth chamber module to be integrated in a bio-regenerative life support system for a permanent human Moon base. Several trade-offs have been performed in order to evaluate the possible design architectures, cultivation methods, the selection of the crop and the diet composition.
Different soil-less culture methods were evaluated and issues related to light intensity, pressure, temperature, CO2 concentration and humidity control were analyzed trading-off between the different needs of the base and of the plants. From these results, different options of diet/crop combinations have been evaluated, starting from a greenhouse able to fulfill almost 100% of all the nutritional needs of the crew, scaling down reaching less than 50% of the needs considering integrations from Earth.


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