The Application of Intelligent Building Technologies to Space Hotels

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S. Fawkes (2002), JBIS, 55, 68-72

Refcode: 2002.55.68
Keywords: Space tourism, intelligent buildings, space hotels

This paper reports that over the last few years Intelligent Building technologies have matured and standardised. It compares the functions of command and control systems in future large space facilities such as space hotels to those commonly found in Intelligent Buildings and looks at how Intelligent Building technologies may be applied to space hotels. Many of the functions required in space hotels are the same as those needed in terrestrial buildings. The adaptation of standardised, low cost, Intelligent Building technologies would reduce capital costs and ease development of future space hotels. Other aspects of Intelligent Buildings may also provide useful models for the development and operation of space hotels.

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