Intravision was approached by the MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) Pilot Plant Research Facility and ESA (European Space Agency) as to perform a complete lighting system retrofit around their Bioreactor, located in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain. The project brief was to develop a lighting solution with an enthesis on flexibility and adaptability with regards to both light intensity and uniformity. We accordingly engineered a lighting array to encompass the Bioreactor Cylinders on all sides, with the ability to modulate light distance from the reactor surface as well as modulate light intensity through optically focused, high intensity, dimmable LED’s with a spectra ideal for plant development and growth.
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Spain
MELISSA / ESA
The MELiSSA project is an international and multidisciplinary collaboration of the following organizations coordinated by ESA: the Nuclear Energy Studies Center SCK / CEN (in Mol, Belgium), the VITO technological research institute (in Mol, Belgium), the University of Ghent (in Ghent, Belgium), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (in Barcelona, Spain), the University of Guelph (in Guelph, Canada), the Blaise Pascal University (in Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SHERPA Engineering (in Paris) , France).