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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE