|Conceptual design of a medical grade oxygen delivery system for space mission and its market analysis
|Tasmia Tahmid, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2020
|1 electronic resource (vii, 52 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references and anxexes
|International Space Station ; International Space Station--Health and hygiene ; Life support systems (Space environment)
|The International Space Station (ISS) Health Maintenance System (HMS) provides life support to ensure the safety of astronauts including the delivery of medical grade oxygen during planned and emergency operations. NASA flight rules suggest that the oxygen concentration of the flight shall not exceed 30% under any circumstances. As a result, there is a risk that the delivery of medical-grade oxygen on the ISS may lead to the maximum oxygen concentration level being exceeded. This issue might also negatively affect the future exploration missions or commercial crew program where smaller vehicles such as Orion are expected to be used. In this context, this report proposes a conceptual design of an oxygen delivery system that can administer medical oxygen without raising the oxygen level above the safe cabin limit. The proposed system removes oxygen from exhaled air and maintains the space station oxygen level within acceptable limits and thus addresses an identified limitation of the US ISS module. The market analysis identifies potential space industry and broad economy based target customers. A lean business model is proposed outlining the cost analysis, source of revenue and business propositions. Several recommended next-steps are stated for the successful implementation of the proposed commercialization plan.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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