Accession Number : AD0474138

Title :   SOLAR DYNAMIC POWER SYSTEMS STUDY. VOLUME II. SOLAR DYNAMIC POWER SYSTEMS EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Lowi, A.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 389

Abstract : This report presents the results of a survey, analysis and evaluation of solar dynamic power systems for Air Force space applications. The timeliness and design requirements relevant to such power systems are compared with technology status and system performance to develop recommendations in support of the Air Force 698V Advanced Development Program. A comprehensive analysis of applicable thermomechanical conversion, components and subsystems, as well as various collector concepts, is presented. Six specific power conversion systems are examined for technological merit, and five are subjected to a detailed competitive evaluation. Likewise, three contending collector subsystems are treated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *POWER SUPPLIES), (*SOLAR RADIATION, THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES, BRAYTON CYCLE, MATERIALS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), REFLECTORS, HEAT ENGINES, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, ENERGY CONVERSION, WEIGHT, RANKINE CYCLE, RADIATORS(HEATING AND COOLING), SOLAR SPECTRUM, STIRLING CYCLE, THERMODYNAMICS, GAS TURBINES, GENERATORS, RELIABILITY, SAFETY, COSTS, MERCURY, RUBIDIUM, XYLENES, HELIUM, ARGON.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE