Overview of Modeling and Simulation for Regenerative Life Support Systems

Seminar by Professor Hiroyuki Miyajima
Professor, Tokyo Jogakkan College
Visiting Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Technical Adviser, Space Systems Development Corporation

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 1:30PM-3:00PM
Location: 33-116

Regenerative Life Support Systems (RLSS), which maintain human lives by recycling substances essential for living, are comprised of humans, plants, and material circulation systems. The plants supply food to the humans or reproduce water and gases by photosynthesis, while the material circulation systems recycle physicochemically and circulate substances disposed of by the humans and plants. RLSS have attracted attention since manned space activities have shifted from previous short trips to long-term stay activities represented by a space station, a lunar base, and a Mars base. The CEEF (Closed Ecology Experiment Facilities) of Japan, BIO-Plex (Bioregenerative Planetary Life Support Systems Test Complex) of the U.S., and BIOS3 of Russia are typical ground experimental facilities.  In this presentation, I will present an overview of the modeling and simulation for RLSS and show some examples that I calculated over the past twenty years. Then, I will present my current research about logistics and life support systems analysis for high-mobility exploration.

For more information please contact Margaret Shaw at mmshaw@mit.edu.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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