Feb 26, 2015

Design and Visulization of Space Colony Full Paper

Abstract: Lewis One is a qualitative space biosphere design. It is intended to house 10,000 residents in a cylinder large enough for a 1g rotating habitat module and construction facilities to reproduce the module. The shielding, exterior, and construction bays are non-rotating. Lewis One is compared to the Bernal Sphere space colony designed in the 1970’s. Lewis One is visualized using state of the art computer graphics hardware and software to produce a three dimensional, animated, lighted, shaded, texture mapped surface model. One may interactively ‘fly’ outside and inside the structure to examine features of interest. Interactively controlled planar cutaways at any location and/or orientation are available. Visualization provides insight into, and feedback on, the design to drive improvements and communicate design concepts.

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