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    • Assessment of molecular contamination on the BepiColombo MMO spacecraft 

      Ogawa, Hiroyuki; Urayama, Fumitaka; Baba, Susumu; Miyazaki, Eiji; Okamoto, Akira; Hayakawa, Hajime (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The influence of the molecular contaminants (MOC) accumulating on the thermal control surface as well as the optical elements was assessed for the BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter). The outgassing and ...
    • REVIEW AND RATIONALISATION OF POST-FIRE MONITORING FOR ATMOSPHERE CONTROL IN SUBMARINES 

      Griffin, L. J.; Bollan, H. R. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      In the event of a fire in the enclosed space of a submarine a set routine for post-fire monitoring and air purification is detailed in Royal Navy (RN) documents. Currently there is a set of chemical species required to be ...
    • Surface Water Ocean Topography Ka-band Radar Interferometer Payload Thermal Design Challenges 

      Somawardhana, Ruwan P. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The proposed Surface Water Ocean Topography mission would be a joint NASA/CNES mission with a launch baseline in 2020. This would be the first mission capable of precise measurements of continental water levels (lakes, ...
    • Orion Suit Loop Variable Pressure Regulator Development 

      Vassallo, Andrew D.; Mosher, Michael; Lewis, John F.; Campbell, Melissa (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) integrates the cabin and pressure suits with the core life support systems to provide life support during contingency depressurized cabin operations. To provide the multiple suit ...
    • Development of Carbon Dioxide Removal Systems for Advanced Exploration Systems 2013-2014 

      Knox, James C.; Gauto, Hernando; Gostowski, Rudy; Watson, David; Bush, Richard; Miller, Lee; Stanley, Chris; Thomas, John (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The Atmosphere Revitalization Recovery and Environmental Monitoring (ARREM) project was initiated in September of 2011 as part of the Ad- vanced Exploration Systems (AES) program. Under the ARREM project, CO2 removal and ...
    • Development of an Outreach and Teaching Module (LGH- OTM) Based On Prototype Lunar Greenhouse Program 

      Munday, Michael F.; Giacomelli, Gene; Yanes, Marianna; Patterson, R. Lane (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The Lunar Greenhouse Outreach & Teaching Module (LGH-OTM) was developed by the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center of the University of Arizona (UA-CEAC), with its associates Hungry Planets Systems and Services (HPSS), ...
    • Third Generation Advanced PPA Development 

      Wheeler, Richard R.; Hadley, Neal M.; Wambolt, Spencer R.; Abney, Morgan B. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      A Phase 3 advanced development project has culminated in the design and fabrication of a third generation Plasma Pyrolysis Assembly (PPA), recovering up to 75% of the hydrogen currently lost as methane in Sabatier reactor ...
    • Utilization of a cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01, under the space environment 

      Kimura, Shunta; Arai, Mayumi; Katoh, Hiroshi; Ajioka, Reiko; Baba, Kei'ichi; Sato, Seigo; Tomita-Yokotani, Kaori (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      A terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01, has several abilities, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and a possibility of usefulness as a food, etc. We have already found that the dried colony of the strain had an ...
    • Design of a Containerized Greenhouse Module for Deployment to the Neumayer III Antarctic Station 

      Bamsey, Matthew T.; Zabel, Paul; Zeidler, Conrad; Poulet, Lucie; Schubert, Daniel; Kohlberg, Eberhard; Graham, Thomas (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      Designs for an Antarctic plant production system to be deployed at Germany’s Neumayer Station III are presented. Characterization and testing of several key controlled environment agriculture technologies are ongoing at ...
    • Overview of Instruments for Investigating Dust Interactions on Small Solar System Bodies by Landers and Rovers 

      Kobrick, Ryan L.; Hoffman, Jeffrey A.; Street, Kenneth W.; Rickman, Douglas L. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      Small Solar System bodies such as asteroids, comets and Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos have relatively unknown regolith environments. It is hypothesized that dust preserved in the regolith on the surfaces will have similar ...
    • Amine Swingbed Payload Testing on ISS 

      Button, Amy B.; Sweterlitsch, Jeffrey J. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      One of NASA Johnson Space Center's test articles of the amine-based carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor sorbent system known as the CO2 And Moisture Removal Amine Swing-bed, or CAMRAS, was incorporated into a payload on ...
    • Carbon-Based Regenerable Sorbents for the Combined Carbon Dioxide and Ammonia Removal for the Primary Life Support System (PLSS) 

      Wójtowicz, Marek A.; Cosgrove, Joseph E.; Serio, Michael A.; Manthina, Venkata; Singh, Prabhakar; Chullen, Cinda (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      Results are presented on the development of reversible sorbents for the combined carbon dioxide and trace-contaminant (TC) removal for use in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). Since ammonia is the most important TC to be ...
    • Fresnel-based Solar Concentration Power System for Mars and Lunar Outposts 

      Furfaro, Roberto; Gellenbeck, Sean; Sadler, Phil (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      Future human exploration of the solar system will require architecting and deploying missions that last for years. Oxygen generation and atmosphere revitalization represent a critical component for sustainable long-term ...
    • IXV Venting System Design and Testing 

      Loddoni, Giovanni; Bertone, Massimo; Andrioli, Lorenzo; Tavera, Salvatore; Sinesi, Cosimo (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is a non-pressurized lifting-body shaped re-entry vehicle committed by ESA to TAS-I as prime contractor (on June 2009) in a synergic approach with industrial partnerships. The ...
    • Six Years of Columbus TCS Flight Activity 

      Palo, S. De; Bufano, G.; Szigetvari, Z.; Persson, J. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      First six years of flight operations give a good chance for reviewing performances and major events faced by the Thermal Control System (TCS) of the European ISS Laboratory. This paper gives a glance to the 2008-2013 ...
    • Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment Development for an Exploration EVA Glove 

      Macleod, Shawn R.; Jacobs, Shane E.; Doherty, Matthew T.; Ripps, Travis B. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      It is highly probable that human space exploration objectives will drive the next generation Extravehicular Activity (EVA) spacesuit to require design elements capable of providing thermal insulation protection across ...
    • The Virtual Habitat – Optimization of Life Support Systems 

      Zhukov, A.; Czupalla, M. (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      Definition and design of the optimal Life Support System (LSS) becomes one of the most important drivers for the long term manned space mission. Optimization studies must be considered already during early stages of LSS ...
    • Utilization of the terrestrial cyanobacteria 

      Katoh, Hiroshi; Yokoshima, Mika; Kimura, Shunta; Furukawa, Jun; Tomita-Yokotani, Kaori; Yamaguchi, Yuji; Takenaka, Hiroyuki (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The terrestrial, N2-fixing cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune has expected to utilize for agriculture, food and terraforming cause of its extracellular polysaccharide, desiccation tolerance and nitrogen fixation. Previously, ...
    • The Utilization of Urine Processing for the Advancement of Life Support Technologies 

      Grossi, Elysse N.; Hogan, John A.; Flynn, Michael (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The success of long-duration missions will depend on resource recovery and the self- sustainability of life support technologies. Current technologies used on the International Space Station (ISS) utilize chemical and ...
    • A novel ion exchange system to purify mixed ISS waste water brines for chemical production and enhanced water recovery 

      Lunn, Griffin M.; Spencer, LaShelle E.; Ruby, Anna Maria J.; McCaskill, Andrew (44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014-07-13)
      The International Space Station water recovery system produces a sizable portion of waste water brine. This brine is highly toxic and contains a significant volume of water. With new biological techniques that do not require ...