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

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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.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-COMPET-2014
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System finansowania

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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NTNU SAMFUNNSFORSKNING AS
Adres
Dragvoll Alle 38 B
7491 Trondheim
Norwegia
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Wkład UE
€ 774 320

Uczestnicy (8)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 607 080
Adres
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 620 625
Adres
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 135 579
Adres
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MECHANICS (DTM) SRL
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 600 938
Adres
Via Tacito 65
41123 Modena Mo
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERSCIENCE BELGIUM
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 152 500
Adres
Rue Jean Lenoir 2
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Prototech AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 600 229
Adres
Fantoftvegen 38
5072 Bergen
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLEANGROW LTD
Irlandia
Wkład UE
€ 252 438
Adres
2 Park Place Atrium Business Center Blackpool Business Park
Cork
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERSCIENCE BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 127 500
Adres
Tinstraat 16
4823 AA Breda
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)