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Rapid Cycle Amine (RCA) Swing Bed

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Project Introduction

This dual function component for space suit portable life support systems (PLSS) will remove both carbon dioxide and humidity. It is under development for the next generation pressurized space suit for human exploration beyond LEO. The system is regenerative, thus there is nothing to fill or be spent that would limit the duration of extra-vehicular activity. And there is a lot of mass savings because the beds won't have to be changed out. The functions are provided by separate subsystems in the current suit on the ISS. Our hardware will reduce the mass and complexity of the suit, eliminating high maintenance hardware associated with moisture removal.

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