Astrogeology Science Center

Update on HI-SEAS from USGS Scientist Oleg Abramov: Thermal Imaging

9 July 2013

One of my research goals at HI-SEAS is to take spherical panoramas of various parts of the hab in thermal infrared (or what one of my friends calls “Predator vision”) at various parts of the day. This would map out the major heat sources and sinks, as well as result in an understanding of the heating and cooling cycles of our habitat from analyses of the diurnal temperature distributions. in the short term, this research can suggest improvements to temperature control in the HI-SEAS hab by optimizing insulation and airflow, and in the longer term, can identify potential improvements in the construction of other analog planetary habitats. . . Read more on the Hi-Seas website. . .