Perspectives of Bar Telemetric Means Utilization for Leakage Detection and Monitoring of the ISS Construction Conditions
Anfimov NA, et al. (2004). "Perspectives of Bar Telemetric Means Utilization for Leakage Detection and Monitoring of the ISS Construction Conditions." 55th International Astronautical Congress
The set of telemetric means for prompt leakage detection on the ISS modules in the orbit was developed in course of preparation of BAR space experiment on the Russian Segment of the ISS. The set of instruments to be accommodated in pressurized volume is aimed at leakage points detection as well as solving some fundamental problem such as: - early detection and preventing leakage from habitable modules of the ISS resulting from biological degradation of construction elements; - analysis of ultrasonic atmospheric oscillation intensity in the modules’ pressurized volume as a source of adverse crew effect. That pressurized equipment set for leakage detection in the ISS modules can be used together with SSRMS manipulator that gives the following opportunities: - to detect promptly air leakage from the ISS modules; - to monitor results of unknown factors and objects impact on the modules for contingency prediction; - to monitor the ISS outer surface elements conditions. The most important task is to support the manipulator control and image obtaining by the operators of the Mission Control Center.