Oxygen Pump and Oxygen Sensor as Extension of the Electromagnetic Levitator on International Space Station

Konferenz: Sensoren und Messsysteme - 19. ITG/GMA-Fachtagung
26.06.2018 - 27.06.2018 in Nürnberg, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 281: Sensoren und Messsysteme

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Schulz, Michal; Fritze, Holger (Institute of Energy Research and Physical Technologies, Clausthal University of Technology, Am Stollen 19 B, 38640 Goslar, Germany)
Zell, Uwe; Aicher, Winfried (Airbus DS GmbH, Claude-Dornier-Str. 6, 88090 Immenstaad, Germany)

An extension of the Electromagnetic Levitator (EML) to be operated on-orbit in the Columbus Laboratory of the International Space Station (ISS) is shown. The fully autonomous oxygen sensing and control system (OCS) bases on high-temperature yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolytes and enables precise measurement and adjustment of oxygen partial pressure within 10-1 to 10-24 bar in the EML processing gas. The principle of operation as well as system design required for the operation at ISS are discussed.