Accession Number : AD0701352

Title :   SPACE ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS FOR THE MID-1970'S.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY SPACE SYSTEMS ACTIVITY LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Silverman,Richard V.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : An evaluation of candidate electrical power systems capable of providing up to 6.5 kW for an earth orbiting mission is presented in this report. Three power systems could be ready for a mid-1970 launch, if proper funding were provided for development programs. They are: a Solar Cell/Battery System; a Reactor/Thermoelectric System; and a Reactor/Organic Rankine System. The preferred system for the proposed mission is the Reactor/Thermoelectric system, based on its inherent simplicity, lower weight, lower unit costs, and high degree of technology readiness relative to the competing systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, *POWER SUPPLIES), ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, NUCLEAR REACTORS, THERMOELECTRICITY, RANKINE CYCLE, BRAYTON CYCLE, SOLAR CELLS, SOLAR COLLECTORS, COSTS, PLANNING, POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, LIFE EXPECTANCY

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Snap(systems For Nuclear Auxiliary Power) Tech
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE