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Fundamentals of Closed-Loop Life Support Technologies Training by Tonex

This course delves into closed-loop life support systems, essential for sustainable living in space and extreme environments. Participants will learn about the design, operation, and challenges of maintaining closed-loop ecosystems for long-term human survival.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles of closed-loop life support systems.
  • Learn about biological and mechanical components of these systems.
  • Explore applications in space and extreme environments.
  • Gain insights into system design and operational challenges.
  • Examine case studies of existing life support systems.
  • Identify future trends and innovations in life support technology.

Audience:

  • Aerospace engineering professionals
  • Environmental scientists and researchers.
  • Space mission planners.
  • Sustainability professionals.
  • Biologists and ecologists.
  • Innovators in life support technologies.

Program Modules:

Module 1: Principles of Closed-Loop Life Support Systems

  • Definition and importance of closed-loop systems.
  • Fundamental principles and concepts.
  • Components and subsystems.
  • Energy and resource cycling.
  • Applications in space and extreme environments.
  • Ethical and sustainability considerations.

Module 2: Biological Components and Processes

  • Biological systems and their roles.
  • Microbial communities and bioreactors.
  • Plant growth and food production.
  • Waste recycling and nutrient management.
  • Water purification and oxygen generation.
  • Case studies of biological life support systems.

Module 3: Mechanical Components and Technologies

  • Mechanical systems and their functions.
  • Air filtration and quality control.
  • Water recycling and management systems.
  • Waste processing technologies.
  • Monitoring and control systems.
  • Integration of biological and mechanical components.

Module 4: System Design and Integration

  • Design principles and methodologies.
  • Modeling and simulation of life support systems.
  • Integration of subsystems and components.
  • Testing and validation processes.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Case studies of system design and implementation.

Module 5: Operational Challenges and Solutions

  • Operational requirements and constraints.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Resilience and redundancy planning.
  • Human factors and crew interaction.
  • Health and safety considerations.
  • Lessons learned from past missions.

Module 6: Future Trends and Innovations

  • Advances in bioregenerative systems.
  • Innovations in resource recycling.
  • Impact of new materials and technologies.
  • Future missions and their requirements.
  • Collaboration and international efforts.
  • Addressing emerging challenges.

 

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