Oxygen Concentrator Module

Oxygen Concentrator Module

THE CHALLENGE
THE RESEARCH
THE PROGRESS
OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR MODULE GAPS


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  • CSTR – Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor

    EVA – Extravehicular Activities

    ISS – International Space Station

    LPM – Liters per Minute

    NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NSBRI – National Space Biomedical Research Institute

    OCM – Oxygen Concentrator Module

    PSA – Pressure Swing Adsorption

    SBIR – Small Business Innovation Research

    US Lab – United States Laboratory

Oxygen Concentrator Module Images

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Provide Oxygen to Crew

We do not have the capability to deliver supplemental oxygen to crew members while minimizing local and cabin oxygen build-up during exploration missions.

Evidence from medical records, spaceflight operations and research findings provides the basis for identifying the most significant human risks in space exploration, including physiological and performance effects from hazards such as altered gravity, radiation, hostile/closed environments, isolation and distance. Each risk is assigned to an HRP Element (divisions of human research) to identify knowledge gaps, or the critical questions that must be answered, in order to mitigate the risk. These gaps become the focus of research conducted to reduce the likelihood and consequence of risks becoming a reality. To learn more about the Risk Identification and Mitigation process and the tasks developed to reduce those risks for the program please click on the link below the gap for more information.