About The Project:
LunaDome is an experiment designed to sustain an earth-like atmosphere in a small dome on the lunar surface for a prolonged period of time. The device will consist of a small bottle of air compressed to roughly 60 bar which will supply the air necessary to inflate the flexible dome to its full size. Radiation from the sun and internal heat loss will cause the pressure in the dome to deviate from the desired value of 1 bar. This means a control system is required to maintain a constant pressure for the entire lifetime of the experiment.