The European MaRs Analogue Station for Advanced Technologies Integration (ERAS) is a program spearheaded by the Italian Mars Society (IMS) which main goal is to provide an effective test bed for field operation studies in preparation for manned missions to Mars. Preliminarily to its construction, IMS has started the development of an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) simulation of the ERAS Station (V-ERAS).
The ERAS habitat has been included into the V-ERAS simulations. As the V-ERAS- Missions are carried more refined design is being developed by IMS.
The Motivity omnidirectional treadmill modified to simulate Martian gravity (MotiGravity) via counterweights and harness. Improvement of the design is currently underway.
A Martian All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) design is being carried out starting from a basic vehicle drivable on earth gravity as a Virtual Reality based design exercise.
The structure of ERAS project
ERAS WORK PACKAGES
|1||Project Management||2||Mars Enviroment Simulation||3||Virtual Habitat Design and Simulation||4||Habitat Struct Constr & Assembly||5||Crew Accommodation (ECLSS)||6||Command Control and Communication (C3) System||7||Electric Power System||8||Astrobiology Laboratory||9||Human Factors||10||Dissemination & Exploitation|
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