Engineering concepts for inflatable Mars surface greenhouses.

@article{Hublitz2004EngineeringCF,
  title={Engineering concepts for inflatable Mars surface greenhouses.},
  author={Inka Hublitz and Donald L. Henninger and B Ert G. Drake and Peter Eckart},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={
          1546-51
        }
}
A major challenge of designing a bioregenerative life support system for Mars is the reduction of the mass, volume, power, thermal and crew-time requirements. Structural mass of the greenhouse could be saved by operating the greenhouse at low atmospheric pressure. This paper investigates the feasibility of this concept. The method of equivalent system mass is used to compare greenhouses operated at high atmospheric pressure to greenhouses operated at low pressure for three different lighting… CONTINUE READING
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