The objective was to design, study and characterize the atmospheric sub-system of a Plant Control Unit and its processes related to crop growth. The atmosphere of the plant-related environment had to be homogeneous and meet the plants’ requirements.
The atmospheric system has the goal to accommodate the plant shoots during the culture till the harvesting, in a closed controlled and automated environment. The requirements established by plant scientists of the University of Blaise Pascal determined the optimal conditions for light, evapotranspiration of leaves, temperature and relative humidity for crops such as potatoes, soybeans and durum wheat.
The AtSSE concept innovation includes:
1. Multiple system:
2. Limited size of the system
EnginSoft has previously participated as a partner in other ESA life support system projects. The company’s engineering background has resulted in a higher level of involvement in ongoing projects where it now plays a coordinating role with direct design involvement with ESTEC (European Space Technological Center) scientists. In this specific project EnginSoft worked on the full control of the air management and flexible air management (distribution system) in order to create an optimal growth environment with T, RH and contaminant control.
ENGINSOFT SPA, NTNU - NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL, SHERPA ENGINEERING, ULB - UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, UGENT - UNIVERSITEIT GENT, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Funding Scheme ESA | Call identifier Programme MELiSSA - Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative
2016 - 2017
Some of our competences in research and technology transfer
The RPASinAir project has the strategic objective of developing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and innovative sensors connected to airborne, satellite or public archive systems, which are capable of reporting critical events and of helping to prevent and manage emergencies (floods, landslides, earthquakes, industrial accidents).
Il progetto PreMANI ambisce a dimostrare la capacità di penetrazione di tali tecniche in settori applicativi eterogenei, caratterizzati da esigenze molto diverse, facendo leva sugli aspetti metodologici di natura generale.