Available student project - Reducing Entropy in Lunar Supply Chains

Research fields

  • Environmental Physics
  • Astrophysics

Project details

Setting up a base on the Moon will involve massive supply chain problems. It is possible to transport everything from the Earth, but this will be extremely (if not prohibitively) expensive and very wasteful in resources. This project will investigate the possibilities of in situ manufacturing on the surface of the Moon. Can bricks be made using lunar dust and a binder? Is it best to dig holes and live underground? Will power systems use solar concentrators or simple photo-voltaics. How will the captured solar energy be stored…… It is expected that the problem will be framed as an energy/cost minimisation system and individual modules be assigned to students.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (1st year)
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters
  • Vacation scholar

Contact supervisor

Boswell, Roderick profile

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