DESIGN FOR MICROGRAVITY - TOOLS FOR THE DESIGN OF HABITATS WITH NO GRAVITY
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Ferraris, S.
Section: TECHNICAL SYSTEMS
Page(s): 1245 - 1250
This paper illustrates the results of a doctoral thesis on the “Habitability in space in microgravity condition”. In the thesis, aimed at improving the habitability condition of the International Space Station, particular relevance has the research of a method for the design of habitats and equipments for the crew living aloft. In the past manned space travels there are several examples of interesting design solutions, still, there is no clearance of a design method for microgravity conditions. The doctoral thesis has evidenced the opportunity of an approach that integrates the typical engineering planning systems with typical design tools such as definition and visualisation of operational scenarios, as illustrated the paper.