Development and Testing of a Sorbent-Based Atmosphere Revitalization System for the Crew Exploration Vehicle 2007/2008 2008-01-2082
The design of a Vacuum-Swing Adsorption (VSA) system to remove metabolic water and metabolic carbon dioxide from the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) atmosphere is presented. The approach for Orion is a VSA system that removes not only 100 percent of the metabolic CO2 from the atmosphere, but also 100% of the metabolic water as well, a technology approach that has not been used in previous spacecraft life support systems. The design and development of the Sorbent Based Atmosphere Regeneration (SBAR) system, including test articles, a facility test stand, and full-scale testing in late 2007 and early 2008 is discussed.
Citation: Knox, J., Howard, D., and Miller, L., "Development and Testing of a Sorbent-Based Atmosphere Revitalization System for the Crew Exploration Vehicle 2007/2008," SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-2082, 2008, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-2082. Download Citation
James C. Knox, David Howard, Lee Miller
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, All Points Logistics, Inc, Lee Miller Consulting
International Conference On Environmental Systems