Currently In Progress
Exploration and development of potential folding geometry for the skin of a closed-loop Martian biome intended to support plant life on the surface of Mars.
The entirety of the Mars habitat is designed by a multidisciplanary group of students as part of the CMU Mars Studios.
Deployable skin structure
for a Martian Biome
This is part of an interdisciplinary course which received funding and support from NASA. I worked with engineers, physicists, architects, artists, and designers to design a unmanned Martian Biome to support plant life on the surface of Mars.
A summary and video of the course can be found in this news article.
This page summarizes my exploration process in designing a deployable folding geometry for the skin of the biome to allow a tapered cylinder to vertically collapse for transport.