Top level modeling of biomass production component of ALSS

David H. Fleisher, Kuan Chong Ting, Michael Hill, Gholamhossein Eghbali

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Computer modeling of top-level advanced life support systems (ALSS) has been initiated with completion of a prototype model of the biomass production component (BPC). Object oriented analysis and design were utilized to develop a flexible programming structure capable of expansion and incorporation with other components of the ALSS model. The biomass production model (BPM) has a world wide web (WWW) -accessible user interface which facilitates data viewing, modification, and input. Users utilize default values in the existing database or enter data specific to a scenario under consideration. The BPM simulates production of multiple crops within controlled environments, tracking automation, labor, production of edible and inedible biomass, and resource needs. At the conclusion of a simulation run, graphs showing the history of key variable values are available for the user to view on the monitor. This paper focuses on design and implementation the BPM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event29th International Conference on Environmental Systems - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 12 1999Jul 15 1999


Other29th International Conference on Environmental Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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