Computer modeling for advanced life support system analysis.

Life support & biosphere science : international journal of earth space

PubMedID: 11540448

Drysdale A. Computer modeling for advanced life support system analysis. Life Support Biosph Sci. 1998;4(1-2):21-9.
This article discusses the equivalent mass approach to advanced life support system analysis, describes a computer model developed to use this approach, and presents early results from modeling the NASA JSC BioPlex. The model is built using an object oriented approach and G2, a commercially available modeling package Cost factor equivalencies are given for the Volosin scenarios. Plant data from NASA KSC and Utah State University (USU) are used, together with configuration data from the BioPlex design effort. Initial results focus on the importance of obtaining high plant productivity with a flight-like configuration.