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Advanced Exploration Systems Division

Life Support Systems: Environmental Monitoring

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The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Life Support Systems project Environmental Monitoring (EM) systems task objectives are to develop and demonstrate onboard monitoring, detection, and analysis capabilities that will replace the state-of-the-art (SOA) need to frequently return air, water and microbial samples to Earth for ground-based laboratory analysis.  This effort will address these challenges by adopting new analytical technologies and techniques that will allow for a modular EM system architecture that integrates multiple sensing modalities to address the monitoring needs of future deep-space exploration missions.  Environmental monitoring includes monitoring of air quality, water quality, and microbial quality.

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