Abstract

In previously presented work the authors provided a systematic approach for implementing sustainable energy harvesting projects on Mars. The proposed methodology serves to lay the infrastructure for future In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) on the Martian planet. In this new and updated work the authors thoroughly investigate and report the results of selected site locations for possible future crewed missions. Moreover, it also sheds the light on the multiple wind turbine airfoil designs that would be appropriate for the Martian atmospheric parameters, including the outcomes of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) studies.

In order to assure survival rate for a successful future habitation on Mars, multiple sites were studied and analyzed through the utilization of a General Circulation Model (GCM) simulation, Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing (JMARS) database, and other resources. One of the important factors that was considered during the evaluating of potential site locations is the availability of water resources, as it is crucial for the thriving of any possible human inhabitancy. The geographical location focus of this research work (including the two proposed site locations) is concentrated in the Northern Hemisphere. The two locations are in the Deuteronilus Mensae and Phlegra Montes.

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