This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Biomass Production System (BPS) Technology Validation Test Results
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 19, 2004 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
The objective of the BPS Technology Validation Test (TVT) flown on the ISS as part of Increment 4 was to verify the functionality of environmental control subsystems and to measure the ability of the BPS to support plant growth and development in microgravity. Additional TVT objectives included validation of information acquisition systems, operations and support systems, and component performance. All TVT objectives were successfully addressed. Most evaluation criteria stipulated pre-flight were met. When there were deviations from pre-mission requirements, root causes were identified and subsystem configurations modified to eliminate these problems. Results from the TVT have been applied to the Plant Research Unit development to reduce technical risks and increase reliability.
CitationMorrow, R., Iverson, J., Richter, R., and Stadler, J., "Biomass Production System (BPS) Technology Validation Test Results," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2460, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2460.
- Iverson, J.T., Crabb T. M., Morrow R. C., and Lee M. C.. 2003. Biomass Production System Hardware Performance. SAE Technical Paper Series No. 2003-01-2484.
- Kuang, A., Musgrave M.E., and Morrow R.C.. 2003. Analysis of Brassica rapa vegetative and reproductive material produced on ISS. ASGSB Bulletin 17:43.
- Kuang, A., Popova A., Xiao Y. and Musgrave M.E.. 2000. Pollination and embryo development in Brassica rapa L. in microgravity. International Journal of Plant Science 161: 203–211.
- Morrow, R.C. and Stadler J.J.. 2003. Analysis of crew interaction with long-duration plant growth experiment. SAE Technical Paper Series No. 2003-01-2482.
- Musgrave, M.E., Kuang A., Xiao Y., Stout S.C., Bingham G.E., Briarty L.G., Levinskikh M.A., Sychev V.N., and Podolski I.G., 2000. Gravity-independence of seed-to-seed cycling in Brassica rapa. Planta 210:400–406.
- NASA. 1989. Life science research objectives and representative experiments for the space station. NASA TM 89445.
- ORBITEC. 2003. Biomass Production System: Flight verification payload science data and reports. Document OTC-GS0067-FR-02 Rev. B.
- Sager, J.C. and MacFarlane J.C.. 1997. Radiation. In: Langhans R.W. and Tibbits T.W. (eds) Plant Growth Chamber Handbook. Special Report 99. Iowa State University Press. P.7.
- Sato, K. 2001. Biomass Production System Experiment Requirements Document for an International Space Station. NASA Ames Research Center Document AQ-04214 Rev. A.
- Stolp, K.M. and Morrow R.C.. 2001. The impact of elevated root zone temperature on Brassica rapa cv. ASTROPLANT germination and development. ASGSB Bulletin 15:38.
- Stout, S.C., Porterfield D.M., Briarty L.G., Kuang A., and Musgrave M.E.. 2001. Evidence of root zone hypoxia in Brassica rapa L. grown in microgravity. Int. J. Plant Sci. 162:249–255.
- Stutte, G. 2004. Photosynthesis and metabolism of wheat in microgravity. Report of activities for the PASTA/PESTO experiments: 1 year post-flight report.