On the Development of Advanced Life Support Systems Maximally Reliant on Biological Systems 981535
Distant and/or long-term missions, particularly Mars and lunar bases, will require a high degree of regenerative systems utilization. Bio-regenerative systems inherently lend themselves to integrative application, and can serve multiple processing functions in Advanced Life Support (ALS) systems. Striving for maximal use of bio-regenerative systems can reveal possibilities and relationships difficult to conceptualize within the context of a “unit process” methodology common to physico-chemical (P/C) systems. The required regenerative functions of biomass production and solid, liquid, and air processing are discussed, and a potential integrated ALS system scenario including “soil'based” plant production is developed to illustrate potential ramifications of biological (and P/C) system integration.
Citation: Hogan, J., Cowan, R., Joshi, J., Strom, P. et al., "On the Development of Advanced Life Support Systems Maximally Reliant on Biological Systems," SAE Technical Paper 981535, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/981535. Download Citation
John A. Hogan, Robert M. Cowan, Jitendra A. Joshi, Peter F. Strom, Melvin S. Finstein
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Aerospace-V107-1