Commercial Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) - 05.13.15

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The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) is a single middeck locker equivalent thermal incubator used for investigations requiring thermal control between 4 and 40 °C.
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Facility Details

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Facility Manager(s)
Robyn Rouleau, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, United States

Facility Representative(s)
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Developer(s)
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, Birmingham, AL, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

ISS Expedition Duration
March 2001 - December 2001

Expeditions Assigned
2,3

Previous ISS Missions
The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) supported part of the Commercial Protein Crystal Growth - High Density experiment on International Space Station (ISS) Expeditions 2 and 4 and the Dynamically Controlled Protein Crystal Growth investigation on ISS Expedition 2.

Availability

  • Retired/Returned/Disposed
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    Facility Description

    Facility Overview

    • The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) is a front air-breathing facility with numerous hours logged on the International Space Station (ISS), space shuttle, and Spacehab.


    • The CRIM-M provides thermal performance by power only and is designed to communicate with the ISS EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) racks for remote operations.


    • The internal compartment provides a 28V power receptacle and can control temperature to within a half degree Celsius. The internal payload volume dimensions are 17.3 cm x 25.9 cm x 41.9 cm with a maximum allowable experiment weight of 11.25 kg.
    The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) is a single middeck locker equivalent thermal incubator for payloads requiring thermal control between 4 and 40 °C. The CRIM-M is a front air-breathing payload with numerous hours logged on the International Space Station.

    The CRIM-M is a single middeck locker equivalent facility weighing 14.24 kg and drawing between 40 and 126 W of power. CRIM-M has a volume of 8.1 L. The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) can be operated remotely if installed within an EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) rack or through push buttons on the front surface. Four circuit breakers are provided for power, data logging, internal power, and air flow. The internal compartment is accessed by opening the front door, and an internal experiment door is provided for added thermal stability.

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    Operations

    Facility Operations

    • The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) is a thermal control facility for payloads and requires minimal crew operations beyond installation and periodic status checks.

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    Results/More Information

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    Results Publications

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    Ground Based Results Publications

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    ISS Patents

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    Related Websites

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    Imagery

    image The Commerical Refrigerator Incubator Module - Modified (CRIM-M) is a single middeck locker equivalent thermal incubator for payloads requiring thermal control between 4 and 40 °C. Image courtesy of CBSE Engineering Division.
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