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Ground Demonstration of Plant Cultivation Technologies and Operation in Space for Safe Food Production on-board ISS and Future Human Space Exploration Vehicles and Planetary Outposts

From 2015-03-01 to 2019-04-30, ongoing project | EDEN ISS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 550 867,50

EU contribution:

EUR 4 535 869

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

H2020-COMPET-2014See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Objective

Deliverables

  • NDS design document

    The Nutrient delivery system design document will consist of the following subsections: NDS theory and operation principles; Technical description and drawings; Part identification and description; Assembly procedures; Functional test procedures; Maintenance and disinfection procedures; Results of bench tests TAS-I will contribute to the overall NDS design document by providing design details for the ISPR segment, including as a minimum: Design justification; 3D (CAD) drawings; Interface drawings and 2D engineering drawing; Parts and material list; Electrical schemes and labelling; Components datasheets; User manual. A first draft version of this document will be delivered one month before the CDR.

  • LS design document

    According the documents and specifications from WP2 a technical project of LS will be prepared. The current optical and electrical solutions of HS products will be modified and improved to meet the defined expectations. The document will include, in particular, power consumption, LED composition, models of light intensity and light distribution of luminaire, and technical details of water-cooling system. It will include also arrangements concerning maintenance and service. A first draft version of this document will be delivered one month before the CDR.

  • Dissemination plan

    Dissemination Plan describing the planned dissemination efforts. A final report will be delivered before the end of the project.

  • CFD simulation report

    The report will describe the domain analysed in terms of air management, thus the defeaturing employed in order to reduce the real life conditions to a mathematical model both in terms of geometry and boundary conditions. All physical hypotheses employed will be duly described, and the input from the design of WP2.3 in terms of data sheets and similar will be documented. The report will describe the ducting system and the air management in the facility, 2 scenarios will be simulated for steady state conditions, as well as a transient failure or start-up scenario. Another part of the simulation will be the analysis of the interaction of the test facility (container) with the external environment at Antarctica. A series of graphs and plots on sections to be defined will help to gain the insight on the domain.

  • Design report

    The Design report documents the results of the Concurrent-Engineering study conducted in this WP. The report describes the design in such detail that the design of each subsystem can be commenced (e.g. CATIA drawings, mass-, thermal-, power- budgets as well as interfaces, equipment dimensions).

  • Hardware interface document

    Hardware Interface Document will define all hardware interfaces for the mobile test facility and the ISS standard payload rack. This will include both external interfaces and internal subsystem interfaces. These interfaces will include mechanical, power, EMC, CDH, thermal environmental and acoustic. In particular ISS standard hardware ISPR interfaces will be applied to the maximum extent possible to ease integration in the future ISS application. Also an analysis of required spare parts with respect to commonality & standardisation will be delivered in the document.

  • ISPR test results

    TAS-I will include in the ISPR test results document the outcomes of the ISPR demonstration activity in laboratory environment at TAS-I premises. The test report will include the following information, as a minimum: verification of subsystems buffers, evaluation of system closure, confirmation of crop types selected for testing, resources use (e.g. labour, energy, mass) assessment, waste assessment, safety assessment, assessment on the adequacy and readiness of the ISPR cultivation system. Moreover, TAS-I will integrate and homogenize the LIT contribute expected as reporting of the activities at LIT premises (grow crops under mission relevant conditions of light, temperature, RH and CO2), including evaluation by LIT of inputs (water, nutrients, power, CO2, operations) and productivity (total biomass, edible biomass).

  • Plant analysis report

    The report will contain: a list of suitable vegetables with their associated properties with respect to human and physical constraints; plant selection; the I/O mass and energy flow of the selected crops; when the interchange of the closed loop (water and air) with the human quarters have been quantified, the remaining need for filtering/conditioning will be identified; morphological and metabolic factors, plant life cycle, light, biomass output.

  • Software interface document

    Software Interface Document will define all software interfaces for the mobile test facility and the ISS standard payload rack. This will include external system interfaces and internal subsystem interfaces covering commanding and data handling, housekeeping data and auxiliary data. TPZ will identify, define and detail the data to be collected in terms of type (Raw, processed), protocol, transmission connection according with scientific team indication, for the following items: Greenhouse environmental data; Cultivation root zone data; and Cultivar data => (exhaustive list to be confirmed in coordination with all scientific partners). Especially, the interface analysis with the control system (refer to WP3.6) will be delivered in this document.

  • System requirements document

    Systems Requirements Document will define all system and subsystem requirements (e.g. functional requirements) for both the ATS in Antarctica and ISS application. Requirements will cover mechanical, power, EMC, CDH, thermal, environmental and acoustic. The document will especially cover all parameters about the environmental factors present at the Neumayer Station 3 (wind loads, mass, power, human factors, etc.). Furthermore, requirements will be defined for maximum compatibility with ISS standard ISPR requirements to allow for ease of integration in the future ISS application. A first issue of this document needs to be delivered to the project lead after month three of the project.

  • Exploitation strategy

    Plan for the scientific and economic exploitation of the EDEN ISS results.

  • Newsletter 1

    Press release to be distributed among a broad range of relevant scientific and industrial stakeholders and to the major press agencies within Europe. Also published on the EDEN ISS web page.

  • Animation works

    Animated PC renderings of the greenhouse module for inclusion in various media formats (e.g. TV documentaries).

  • Website

    Webpage highlighting the relevant project information which is being updated in the course of the project. The web platform will also provide secure non-public communication for the partners and an upload area for sharing documents (DLR server). A first issue of the website will be published in month 3.

  • Newsletter 2

    Second public newsletter on EDEN ISS approaches and results highlighting the upcoming laboratory demonstration to be distributed among a broad range of relevant scientific and industrial stakeholders. Also published on the EDEN ISS web page.

Publications

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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 437 488,50


Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
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LIQUIFER SYSTEMS GROUP GMBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 182 632,50


OBERE DONAUSTRASSE 97-99 1 62
1020 Vienna
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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 188 100


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
Canada

EU contribution: EUR 273 807,50


GORDON STREET
N1G 2W1 GUELPH
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ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 144 605


AM HANDELSHAFEN 12
27570 BREMERHAVEN
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ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 148 500


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AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 188 750


WILLY-MESSERSCHMITT-STRASSE 1
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AIRBUS DS GMBH
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Germany

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THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy

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ARESCOSMO S.P.A.
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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 434 125


DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4
6708 PB WAGENINGEN
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HELIOSPECTRA AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 315 000


BOX 5401
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LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland

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MOYLISH PARK
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TELESPAZIO SPA
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