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Technology and Innovation for Development of Modular Equipment in Scalable Advanced Life Support Systems for Space Exploration

Objectif

The TIME SCALE project will bring closed regenerative life support system (CRLSS) to the next level by further development of the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS). The EMCS has been successfully operated on the International Space Station (ISS) for 7 years with rotors allowing scientific research under Moon and Mars gravity exposures in addition to microgravity conditions. The EMCS modular design provides the possibility to replace the individual subsystems including the entire rotor system.
The TIME SCALE project main objective is to develop an EMCS Advanced Life Support System Breadboard (EMCS ALSS BB) and demonstrate the operational capability for the ISS. The EMCS rotor baseplate will provide generic interfaces to several compartments of a CRLSS such as higher plants (crops), algae bioreactors and mouse. Scientific knowledge on whole higher plant (crop) physiology and fundamental processes under Moon and Mars gravity conditions are essential to ensure a safe and reliable food supply in future space exploration and integration of higher plants into a CRLSS. As part of the project an EMCS crop cultivation system will be developed and tested. The closed water and nutrient management research and development will include solution for challenges such as lack of thermal convection and the need of optimised technology (e.g. ion specific sensors) to monitor nutrients available for plants. Remote sensing diagnosis of plant health will be implemented using sensors and imaging techniques and Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS).
Knowledge and technology on nutrient and water recycling and early warning for crop suboptimal growth conditions has significant terrestrial relevance for greenhouse systems. The TIME SCALE project bring together Universities and SMEs with the state of the art knowledge and experience needed to develop the EMCS ALSS BB for ISS and has the capacity to utilise the gained knowledge and concepts for terrestrial application.

Champ scientifique

  • /ingénierie et technologie/biotechnologie environnementale/bioremédiation/bioréacteur
  • /ingénierie et technologie/génie de l'environnement/gestion des déchets/recyclage
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/astronomie/exploration spatiale
  • /sciences agricoles/agriculture, sylviculture et pêche/agriculture/amélioration des plantes/cultures
  • /ingénierie et technologie/génie de l'environnement/télédétection
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences biologiques/microbiologie/phycologie
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences chimiques/chimie analytique/spectrométrie de masse
  • /sciences médicales et de la santé/médecine fondamentale/physiologie

Appel à propositions

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Régime de financement

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinateur

NTNU SAMFUNNSFORSKNING AS
Adresse
Dragvoll Alle 38 B
7491 Trondheim
Norvège
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 774 320

Participants (8)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 607 080
Adresse
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 620 625
Adresse
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 135 579
Adresse
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MECHANICS (DTM) SRL
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 600 938
Adresse
Via Tacito 65
41123 Modena Mo
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERSCIENCE BELGIUM
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 152 500
Adresse
Rue Jean Lenoir 2
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Prototech AS
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 600 229
Adresse
Fantoftvegen 38
5072 Bergen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLEANGROW LTD
Irlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 252 438
Adresse
2 Park Place Atrium Business Center Blackpool Business Park
Cork
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERSCIENCE BV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 127 500
Adresse
Tinstraat 16
4823 AA Breda
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)