In this work, preliminary Equivalent System Mass (ESM) estimations of the Hydroponic Plant and Fungi Growth Chambers, Biosolids Dewatering Plant and Tilapia Growth Systems are presented. ESM may be used to evaluate a system or technology based on its mass, volume, power, cooling and manpower requirements. This ESM analysis focuses on a hypothetical device, instead of the anticipated technology that is system flight proven in mission operations. We have examined the Evolved Mars Base mission, with facility lifetime of 14.6 years. It should be noted that all of these technologies are at the development stage. Therefore, throughout the ESM calculations, appropriate assumptions and educated guesses are done with the subsystem experts where necessary. All of the ESM results are presented composed of two parts, time dependent and time-independent contributions and the highest ESM contribution of each technology is identified and presented in Discussion section.
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