Space Agriculture and Mechatronic Technologies: Micro-Review and Multi-Collaborative Study

Ricardo Barreto, José Cornejo, Ricardo Palomares, Jorge A. Cornejo, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quispe, Mariela Vargas, Cristian Valenzuela, Juan C. Chavez, Julio Valdivia

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Abstract

The research line of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) in the Division of Biomechatronics and Life Support Systems at the Center of Space Emerging Technologies (C-SET) developed a multi-collaborative study in order to present a micro-literature review of the innovative synergistic connection between mechatronics technologies and space agriculture, which consists of to collect information about the latest developments in this field. At the same time, this review targets to showcase the challenges and solutions to achieve a sustainable source of food for future astronauts for long-term spaceflight travels or colonizing other celestial bodies. Said solutions could be applied to the colonization of places such as the Moon and Mars, that already have research concerning their regolith. This work addresses and classifies the relevant studies in terms of applications, materials, and advances. Moreover, identify ongoing challenges and discuss future requirements for agriculture outside the Earth. Finally, this is the first research conducted in Latin America that summarizes the historical data related to plants in space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 2nd International Conference for Innovation in Technology, INOCON 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350320923
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2nd International Conference for Innovation in Technology, INOCON 2023 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 3 Mar 20235 Mar 2023

Publication series

Name2023 2nd International Conference for Innovation in Technology, INOCON 2023

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference for Innovation in Technology, INOCON 2023
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBangalore
Period3/03/235/03/23

Keywords

  • agriculture
  • mechatronics
  • microgravity
  • plants
  • space crops

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