SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DFRobot, a global leader in open-source hardware and advanced sensor technology, played a critical role in enhancing underwater data collection for the SAGA Underwater Habitat (UHAB). Developed by SAGA Space Architects, renowned pioneers in human-centric space environments, the UHAB is an exceptional underwater habitat that faithfully replicates a space mission and provides unparalleled research opportunities. Recently, SAGA successfully concluded a 48-hour mission with an aquanaut residing in the UHAB at a depth of 7 meters. The aquanaut has now safely returned to the Earth’s surface.
SAGA constructed the Underwater Habitat (UHAB) to simulate the challenging conditions of a space mission to provide an authentic space-like experience. It replicates the physical and psychological environment of water, addressing issues such as oxygen deprivation, isolation, pressure differentials, and confinement. To ensure the well-being of the aquanaut living in the UHAB, DFRobot’s Gravity Sensors are used. These sensors, including CO2, CO, O2, air pressure, air quality, temperature, and humidity sensors, accurately measure environmental factors underwater. They enable scientists to monitor and analyze changes in the underwater environment with precision, maintaining a healthy atmosphere for the aquanaut.
DFRobot’s Gravity Sensors also seamlessly integrate with the UHAB’s infrastructure, providing a user-friendly interface and robust compatibility. They can be easily deployed and monitored from the habitat’s control center, enabling real-time adjustments and data interpretation. Scientists now have access to high-quality data without the need for laborious manual sampling, allowing them to focus on scientific analysis and gaining new insights.
General Statement from SAGA
“With DFRobot, SAGA was able to monitor sensors in the UHAB checking crucial factors such as temperature, pressure, humidity, CO2, O2 etc. These factors and sensors have had a huge impact on the building of the habitat itself while also ensuring the safety of Sebastian (one of SAGA’s founders) staying in the habitat and contributing to extended research and experience about the climate of the habitat. For this reason, DFRobot has contributed to a big part of the habitat.”
“We are immensely proud to be part of the SAGA Underwater Habitat (UHAB) project. This venture aims to replicate the conditions of a space mission, offering invaluable insights for future space exploration by conducting research and living in an underwater habitat. Throughout the mission, SAGA has accumulated a wealth of invaluable data, including habitat performance and indoor climate information, as well as biometric data that unlocks remarkable possibilities for marine biology and oceanographic research. The societal impact of this endeavor is truly remarkable, and we are honored to have contributed to pushing the boundaries of human exploration and scientific discovery,” stated Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot.
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