If you want to get technical, it's theorized that the dust storms on Mars generate a fair amount of static capable of knocking out communications and any other unprotected electronics equipment (even astronaut life support systems
). But, yeah, it would not be a bad idea to start with a commercially available tent for a basic frame and material. If the tent fabric is porous, we would have to make it impermeable in the presense/lack of alien atmosphere. Also, if we make this thing as real as possible, how do we test and recycle air in the tent? Would we use standard oxygen tanks, say, like divers, or would we use medical? Am I going too deep?