Accession Number:

AD0405766

Title:

ATMOSPHERIC CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SPACE VEHICLES, PART 1

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

GARRETT CORP LOS ANGELES CA AIRESEARCH MFG DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

278.0

Abstract:

Studies are presented of subsystems performing one single atmosphere control function and of complete atmospheric control systems. The sub systems considered are the following gas supply, humidity control, carbon dioxide management, trace contaminant removal, and oxygen recovery from carbon dioxide. Parametric data are presented whereby the subsystems and systems are characterized in terms of vehicle and mission parameters interfaces between the atmospheric control system and other vehicle systems also are taken into account. Comparison of the subsystems considered are performed on an equivalent weight basis where the equivalent weight includes hard ware weight as well as penalties for material balance, power consumption, and heat rejection load. Areas of utilization of the various sub systems are defined in terms of mission duration, crew complement, and cabin atmosphere parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE