The first step towards a habitable environment on the moon
Meet The Team
Aerospace Engineers from the University of Bath
Design and Structures Lead
A third year Aerospace Engineering student conducting structural analysis on pneumatic components in both civil and military aircraft while on a year in industry at Honeywell Aerospace. Joint manager of the LunaDome project with responsibility for component design, structural analysis and promotion on social media.
System Modelling Lead
A third year Aerospace Engineering student conducting system level modelling and analysis for environmental control and life support systems on civil and military aircraft applications, while on a year in Industry at Honeywell Aerospace. Joint manager of the LunaDome project with responsibility for system modelling and technical analysis.
Electronics and Software Lead
A first year Aerospace Engineering student with experience in programming and testing lighting and climate control systems within buildings and performing cost analysis., while working for Interior Automation. Joined the shortlisted LunaDome team with responsibility for programming the control system and assembling the electronics.
About Our Product
LunaDome is a device which aims to sustain an earth-like atmosphere on the lunar surface. The data we accumulate will be open source and allow future designers of Environmental Control Systems to understand the requirements to produce habitable modules on the moon.
How It Works
The device uses a source of compressed air to inflate a small dome to atmospheric pressure. A pneumatic control system is used to accommodate temperature effects and leakage to maintain the pressure at a habitable level. Pressure and temperature readings will be taken to understand how the dome can be scaled up for human habitation.
How The Idea Evolved
As a team we have working experience in Environmental Control Systems in aircraft. We used our knowledge in this area to create our own scaled down system for use on the lunar surface.
Lab2Moon is a fantastic opportunity for us to accelerate human evolution on other celestial bodies and we believe our project will help us along the way.