Appendix E Analysis of Advanced Life Support Technology Development Projects

To better understand the variety of projects under way at the NASA centers in advanced life support, the committee asked NASA for information on all the projects under way in FY96. NASA responded to the committee's request, and an enumeration of all the projects listed on the technology data sheets is tabulated in Table E-1. The functional categories in the table were chosen to reflect the life support system functions identified in Table 2-2. Additional categories were added for system management and environmental monitoring/sensors to accommodate projects being conducted in those areas.

The committee sorted the projects into appropriate categories based on the brief descriptions provided by NASA. The numbers in the table represent a simple tally of individual projects being pursued in each category and do not reflect relative funding. Funding levels for individual projects ranged from $10,000 to $600,000.



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Appendix E Analysis of Advanced Life Support Technology Development Projects To better understand the variety of projects under way at the NASA centers in advanced life support, the committee asked NASA for information on all the projects under way in FY96. NASA responded to the committee's request, and an enumeration of all the projects listed on the technology data sheets is tabulated in Table E-1. The functional categories in the table were chosen to reflect the life support system functions identified in Table 2-2. Additional categories were added for system management and environmental monitoring/sensors to accommodate projects being conducted in those areas. The committee sorted the projects into appropriate categories based on the brief descriptions provided by NASA. The numbers in the table represent a simple tally of individual projects being pursued in each category and do not reflect relative funding. Funding levels for individual projects ranged from $10,000 to $600,000.

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Table E-1 Compilation of Advanced Life Support Technology Development Projects Functional Technology Categories JSC ARC KSC Temperature and Humidity Control 0 0 0 Atmospheric Control and Supply 0 0 0 Atmospheric Revitalization CO2 Removal/Concentration 2 2 0 Trace Contaminant Removal 3 1 0 O2 Generation 0 1 1 CO2 Reduction 0 0 0 N2 Make up 0 0 0 Particulate/Microbial Control 0 0 0 Water Recovery Management Waste Water Processing 3 4 0 Water Storage and Distribution 0 1 0 Waste Management Collection and Storage 0 0 0 Resource Recovery Process (P/C) 0 5 0 Resource Recovery Process (biological) 0 0 3 Food Management Storage/Preservation 0 0 0 Production Plant Requirements 0 2 9 Nutrient Delivery 2 0 4 Environmental Conditions 1 1 7 Other Biological Agents 0 0 1 Processing 1 0 0 System Management Analysis 0 2 3 Integration 1 3 3 Control 0 2 3 Automation 0 0 2 Environmental Monitoring/Sensors Microbial 0 0 3 Trace Contaminants 0 0 2 Major Contaminants 0 0 3 Water 0 0 3