Accession Number : ADA119243

Title :   Research Needs: Prime-Power for High Energy Space Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Oct 81-31 Jul 82,

Corporate Author : R AND D ASSOCIATES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Turchi,Peter J

PDF Url : ADA119243

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : By the year 2000, an increasingly large portion of our national defense will depend on space-based systems. As part of a broader set of new research initiatives in support of space systems, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is sponsoring basic research that may be applicable to the development of megawatt-level space prime-power systems. (The emphasis of this particular new initiative is prime-power versus pulsed power including power conditioning, such as fly-wheel or inductive storage, for which there are existing programs.) To assist AFOSR, R and D Associates organized a special conference on prime-power for high-energy space systems, compiled the proceedings of the conference, and provided a review document identifying basic research areas in support of future space prime-power development. This document is the Appendix of the present report. The intent has been to focus on basic vs applied research and to provide guidance and assistance to prospective researchers. In this last regard, a bibliography of space prime-power is contained in the appended document. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High power, *High energy, *Spacecraft, *Space technology, *Air Force planning, *Technology forecasting, Power conditioning, Power supplies, Space systems, Space propulsion, Thrusters, Magnetohydrodynamics, Generators, Nuclear power plants, Energy conversion, Research management, Bibliographies, National defense, Defense planning

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE