Update on the Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor Technology Demonstration Project

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2020-07-31
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2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems
Abstract

We report on the scientific and engineering progress for the second technology demonstration unit (TDU2) of the Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor (S.A.M.). The S.A.M. TDU2 is a compact gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GCMS) for monitoring both the trace volatile organics and the major constituents in the astronaut cabin atmosphere. Progress on the micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) gas chromatograph is detailed, showing sensitivity and selectivity of the TDU2 analytical measurements. The TDU2 capabilities for monitoring the cabin air major constituents is also detailed, highlighting improvements from the first S.A.M. TDU instrument.

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Murray Darrach, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Stojan Madzunkov, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Richard Kidd, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Byunghoon Bae, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Fang Zhong, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Jurij Simcic, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Charles Malone, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Anton Belousov, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Frank Maiwald, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Marianne Gonzales, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Margie Homer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Ernesto Diaz, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Bradley Moore, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Dragan Nikolic, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Richard Purcell, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Amalaye Oyake, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Tina Tillmans, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
Kelsey Reichenbach, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, US
ICES205: Advanced Life Support Sensor and Control Technology
The proceedings for the 2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems were published from July 31, 2020. The technical papers were not presented in person due to the inability to hold the event as scheduled in Lisbon, Portugal because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Keywords
Gas chromatography, Mass spectroscopy, Volatile organics, Major constituents
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