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Type: Thesis
Title: Colonization: a permanent habitat for the colonization of Mars.
Author: Hender, Matthew
Issue Date: 2010
School/Discipline: School of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract: The information contained in this thesis explores the viability of the development of a habitat for the human habitation of Mars using current technology supplemented with limited additional research, primarily in the fields of sustainable, self sufficient life support and human health. The key aspects of habitat design identified and explored within this document include the habitat’s location, design, construction method, facilities, power supply; material and consumable sources, and life support systems. Each is discussed in detail, including available alternatives, advantages and disadvantages. Many aspects of design will have interrelated dependencies, each of which must be considered and explored in any habitat design. As an example of such interrelationship, the habitat location (e.g. polar versus equatorial) will affect many considerations, including power supply requirements, construction methodology, life support system details, and water and fuel source options. The body of this report contains a solid foundation of many important aspects to be considered in a Martian habitat design. However, it is recognised that many of the subject areas are contained within rapidly developing fields. This primer is designed to allow designers to appreciate the complexities of habitat design and currently available options.
Advisor: Hansen, Colin
Schneider, Gerald
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Eng.Sc.) - University of Adelaide, School of Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Subject: Mars (Planet)
Space industrialization.
Keywords: Mars; Martian; habitat; colony; colonization; colonisation; outer space; space travel; extraterrestrial
Provenance: Copyright material removed from digital thesis. See print copy in University of Adelaide Library for full text.
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