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This NextSTEP Phase 2 partnership with United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) will continue to evolve the ECLSS needed for a habitat in cislunar space that can be used to support missions to Moon and deep space.<\/p>", "programDirectors": {"programDirector": "Jason Crusan"}, "coInvestigators": {"coInvestigator": [ "Jay Perry", "Daniel J Barta", "Miriam J Sargusingh" ]}, "responsibleProgram": "Advanced Exploration Systems Division", "workLocations": {"workLocation": [ "Alabama", "California", "Connecticut", "Massachusetts", "New York" ]}, "supportedMissionType": "Planned Mission (Pull)", "endDate": "Mar 2019", "primaryTas": {"technologyAreas": [ { "code": 6, "name": "Human Health, Life Support, and Habitation Systems", "id": 3244 }, { "code": 6.1, "name": "Environmental Control and Life Support Systems and Habitation Systems", "id": 3288 }, { "code": "6.1.4", "name": "Habitation", "id": 3722 } ]}, "description": "

The objectives of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Modularity Phase 2 study are to add activities that are needed to evolve ECLSS from supporting an initial cislunar habitat toward a habitat for deep space travel.  This program will develop an ECLSS architecture for a cislunar habitat that is evolvable to support closed-loop, earth independent, deep space exploration applications; generate a dynamic modular ECLSS model; develop a fully functional prototype of the selected control architecture; support the development of ECLSS Standards and Interfaces; leverage the state-of-the-art intelligent technologies to enhance ECLSS performance, safety and reliability; develop and fabricate a series of demonstration pallets; and develop and fabricate an Air Revitalization System (ARS) Prototype.<\/p>", "technologyMaturityCurrent": 3, "title": "NextSTEP Phase 2 Environmental Control Life Support Systems Modularity Study", "leadOrganization": { "acronym": "HQ", "city": "Washington", "name": "NASA Headquarters", "state": "DC", "type": "NASA Center" }, "technologyMaturityEnd": 5, "additionalTas": {"technologyAreas": [ { "code": 6, "name": "Human Health, Life Support, and Habitation Systems", "id": 3244 }, { "code": 6.1, "name": "Environmental Control and Life Support Systems and Habitation Systems", "id": 3288 }, { "code": "6.1.1", "name": "Air Revitalization", "id": 3719 }, { "code": "6.1.2", "name": "Water Recovery and Management", "id": 3720 }, { "code": "6.1.3", "name": "Waste Management", "id": 3721 }, { "code": 6.4, "name": "Environmental Monitoring, Safety, and Emergency Response", "id": 3291 }, { "code": "6.4.1", "name": "Sensors: Air, Water, Microbial, and Acoustic", "id": 3730 } ]}, "lastUpdated": "2018-03-16", "supportingOrganizations": {"organization": [ { "acronym": "JPL", "city": "Pasadena", "name": "Jet Propulsion Laboratory", "state": "CA", "type": "NASA Center" }, { "acronym": "JSC", "city": "Houston", "name": "Johnson Space Center", "state": "TX", "type": "NASA Center" }, { "acronym": "MSFC", "city": "Huntsville", "name": "Marshall Space Flight Center", "state": "AL", "type": "NASA Center" }, { "acronym": "UTAS", "name": "UTC Aerospace Systems", "state": "CT", "type": "Industry" } ]}, "library": "", "technologyMaturityStart": 3, "responsibleMissionDirectorateOrOffice": "Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate", "id": 94183, "website": "https://www.nasa.gov/nextstep", "acronym": "NSTEP ECLSS", "destinations": {"destination": "Mars"}, "projectManagers": {"projectManager": "Jitendra A Joshi"}, "principalInvestigators": {"principalInvestigator": [ "Mark Jernigan", "Daniel J Barta" ]}, "startDate": "Aug 2017", "status": "Active" }}