By BizLED Bureau
Feb 19, 2016: AquiSense Technologies (Europe) Ltd, will design crucial parts for an international space station project using UVC LEDs. The company has been selected to take participation in the Biocontamination Integrated Control for Wet Systems for Space Exploration (BIOWYSE) project. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of AquiSense Technologies LLC.
Currently, AquiSense is a part of a seven-company collaboration that includes Italian company, Thales Alenia Space, which is one of the main suppliers to the International Space Station. The BIOWYSE consortium will test innovative prevention, monitoring and mitigation modules to be integrated in a compact system after designing and building process.
AquiSense will be designing key technology within the decontamination module, employing UVC LED technology, similar to that used in PearlAqua. The company has appointed Richard Simons, a PhD engineer from UK as the Program Manager for AquiSense.
AquiSense’s top technical executive stated that it is every engineer’s aspiration to be able to apply their expertise on something as technically advanced as the space station. The team is excited that company’s water disinfection technology will be used to help keep the astronauts safe. This alliance will open doors for futuristic possibilities.
BIOWYSE stems from the results of actual flight experiments and state of the art prevention, monitoring and mitigation technologies. Scientists will further investigate the possibilities for spin off developments in the terrestrial water management industries. The planned BIOWYSE project views development and demonstration of an integrated bio-contamination control system for water and wet areas, to be demonstrated on the International Space Station and future human exploration missions.
The European Commission is funding the entire project and estimated cost has been kept at under Euro €80 billion.