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ASEN 5158
SPACE HABITAT DESIGN

Fall 2015
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45
Room ECCS 1B28

Distance Learning access via Be Boulder Anywhere

 

Instructor: Prof. David Klaus

telephone: (303) 492-3525

email: klaus@colorado.edu

 


Course Objectives 

Utilize systems engineering methods to design and analyze a spacecraft intended for human occupancy and provide a functional knowledge of the technologies used to sustain life. Emphasis is placed on deriving requirements from stated mission goals and objectives, developing integrated functional schematics into a conceptual design, and comparing design options by trade study.


Office Hours

‘to be announced’ and weekly during design team group meetings


Textbook

Human Spaceflight Mission Analysis and Design, eds. Larson and Pranke, McGraw-Hill, 2007 (earlier version is ok too)


Topics (subject to minor revision)

Introduction to Human Spaceflight – Ch 1

Human Space Mission Objectives – Ch 2

 

Space Environments – Orbit, Planets and NEO’s – Ch 3, 4

 

Human Physiology – Ch 5

Ergonomics, Human Factors and Psychology – Ch 6, 7

 

Exam 1 ~ based on Requirement Drivers – Tuesday Sept 29, 2015

 

Systems Engineering Terminology, Definitions and Acronyms

Design Phases

Deriving Requirements and Constraints

Ground Rules and Assumptions

 

Functional Decomposition

Minimum Functionality Design Approach – Physics & Physiology

Trade Space Analysis – Safety & Operability

 

Defining and Sizing Spacecraft Elements – Ch 11, 12, 13

‘Human in the Loop’ Design Drivers

Determining Habitable Volume

 

Environmental Control & Life Support Subsystem (ECLSS) and Enabling Technologies – Ch 17

Atmosphere Management

Water Management

Food Supply

Waste Processing

Crew and Payload Accommodations (CA / PA) – Ch 18

Spacesuits and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) – Ch 22

 

Exam 2 ~ based on Design Process – Tuesday November 10, 2015

 

Risk Management – Ch 8

Hazard Identification and Analysis

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)

Risk Mitigation Strategies (redundancy, reliability, FOS, margins, DFMR)

 

Integration and Interfaces summarized for the following remaining spacecraft subsystems

Orbit Selection – Ch 9

Entry / Descent/ Landing / Ascent – Ch 10

Structures – Ch 21

Command, Control and Communication (C3) – Ch 27

ADCS / GNC – Ch 19

Power – Ch 20

Thermal Control – Ch 16

in situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) – Ch 15

Spacecraft Propulsion – Ch 24

Launch / Transfer Systems – Ch 25

 

Design Validation / Manufacturability / Operations

Human-Rating

Requirement Compliance Verification

 

Final ~ Group Project Report and Presentation – Sun December13, 2015 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.


Grading

20% on Homework/Quizzes/Participation, 40% from 2 Exams (20% each), 40% from Group Project (with individual weighting as warranted)

Finals Week – Group Project Presentation (with incremental reviews throughout the semester)

See Grading Policy Notes for additional information


See Additional Syllabus Notes for policies on Disabilities, Absences, Behavior and other Guidelines


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Supplemental reference material

 

NASA Systems Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2007-6105 Rev 1 (http://www.everyspec.com/NASA/NASA-SP-PUBS/NASA_SP-2007-6105_R1_11124/)

 

NASA-STD-3001 Space Flight Human System Standard Volume 1: Crew Health (Superseding NASA-STD-3000, Volume 1, Chapter 7; and JSC 26882, Space Flight Health Requirements Document), 2009-09-25 Baseline

 

NASA-STD-3001 Space Flight Human System Standard Volume 2: Human Factors, Habitability, and Environmental Health, 2011-01-10 Baseline

 

NASA/SP-2010-3407 Human Integration Design Handbook (HIDH) (http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/trs/_techrep/SP-2010-3407.pdf)

Approved: 01-27-2010 / Expiration Date: N/A

HIDH is the companion document to NASA-STD-3001, Space Flight Human System Standard Volume 2

 

NASA/CR-2004-208941 Advanced Life Support - Baseline Values and Assumptions Document (BVAD)

 

Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants (SMAC’s)

 

Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Waterborne Contaminants (SWEG’s)

 

NASA NPR 8705.2B Human-Rating Requirements for Space Systems (w/change 3 dated 11/10/2011))

Effective Date: May 06, 2008 / Expiration Date: May 06, 2013

 

NASA NPR 8000.4A Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements

Effective Date: December 16, 2008 / Expiration Date:  December 16, 2013

 

NASA Fault Tree Handbook with Aerospace Applications, August 2002 (version 1.1) http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codeq/doctree/fthb.pdf

 

Space Shuttle Reference Manual - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/shutref/

 

Significant Incidents in Human Spaceflight (poster ~1 MB)

 

Lunar and Mars Exploration Chronology Summaries

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/lunartimeline.html 

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/chronology_mars.html

 


 

 

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