Notes from the Enzmann Archives on Starships
1) Note regarding air mass and the absurdity of large doughnut station. Let’s say its five miles in circumference and a quarter mile wide so the area = (580) 5 (1/4) (5280) = (5/4) 27,878,900 feet2. Pressure 60-70 million tons outward. Steel walls of 20 – 30 feet in thickness?
2) In very large (long) ship or hollow asteroid at 1/10G over 80 miles, the air at bow is like that at 15,000 ft; stop acceleration pogo air hits bow with force of 9 billion to 60 billion tons. Worse than any hydrogen bomb.
3) Air locks: sewage and water limited to ¼ of habitat height; ventilation in four levels, access doors in four levels all with separate piping systems.
4) Safety locks and pogo control: three door ports at :
Plus slosh torque control and three layers of triple locks:
5) auxiliary vehicle air conservation: a: glove docks for ANPs b: refuelers c: fleet shuttles d: gangplanks gangway knees
6) Space suit use: via pod locks, use waffle-pads with pod locks
7) Air conservation: strip (foil strips) welded oven all seams in deep space
8) Air storage: as frozen gases, as chlorate candles
9) Fail safe on power loss all doors lock: floors – bulk heads need power-on to be opened, leak warning between hulls, differential pressure monitoring
10) Recycling air: 60 ft2 of green leaves can turn one humans CO2 into O2; plants remove dust from air. Note: plants need chemical/physical recycling by machinery
11) Quality of air: heat/cold, humidity, sound-proofing, circulation with draft control
12) Pressure: like Denver, even at the climax of Colorado 12,000 ft to 15,000 ft, 5000 ft.
Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann, designer of the Enzmann Starship
physicist, scientist, astronomer, geologist, archaeologist, historian, linguist, medical doctor
British Embassy School, Peking, China; Univ. London; WW II USN, AC; RN, AB Harvard; ScB Hon., London; Standard, MSc, Witwatersrand; Nat Sci Scholar; MIT course work; Royal Inst. Uppsala Swed.; PhD/MD Cuidad Juarez, Mex.; Pacific Radar: Greenland Gap-filler, Canada DEW-line; SAGE; Pacific PRESS; California ATLAS, BMEWS; ICBM; Kwajalein Atoll ICBM intercept; TRADEX; Mars Voyager; Cryptography.