Adaptive On- and Off-Earth Environments

Angelo Cervone (Editor), Henriette Bier (Editor), Advenit Makaya (Editor)

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This volume investigates the challenges and opportunities for designing, manufacturing and operating off-Earth infrastructures in order to establish adaptive human habitats. The adaptive aspects are considered with respect to the development of adequate infrastructures designed to support human activities. Given the limitations in bringing materials from Earth, utilisation of in-situ resources is crucial for establishing and maintaining these infrastructures.

Adaptive on-and off-Earth Environments focuses, among other aspects, on the design, production, and operation processes required to build and maintain such off-Earth infrastructures, while heavily relying on In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU). Such design, production, and operation processes integrate cyber-physical approaches developed and tested on Earth. The challenge is to adapt on-Earth approaches to off-Earth applications aiming at technology advancement and ultimately transfer from on- to off-Earth research. This challenge is addressed with contributions from various disciplines ranging from power generation to architecture, construction, and materials engineering involving ISRU for manufacturing processes. All chapters, related to these disciplines, are structured with an emphasis on computing and adaptivity of on-Earth technology to off-Earth applications and vice versa to serve society at large.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-50081-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-50080-0, 978-3-031-50083-1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Adaptive Environments
ISSN (Electronic)2522-5537


  • Off-Earth Environments
  • Adaptive Human Habitats
  • In-Situ Resources
  • Human Space Exploration
  • Technology Transfer
  • Sustainability
  • Reusability
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • 3-D Printing


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