Accession Number : ADA133803

Title :   USAF Advanced Terrestrial Energy Study. Volume 1. Project Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Feb 82,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Daniels,E J ; Yudow,B D ; Donakowski,T D

PDF Url : ADA133803

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The objective of this project was to develop a data base of technical and economic performance parameters of selected energy conversion and energy storage devices. The data base includes not only the state-of-the-art (1980) values of performance parameters, but also the expected values of performance parameters in 1985, 1990, and 2000. For energy conversion technologies, performance parameters were developed over a power output from 1.5 to 5000.0 kW. For energy storage technologies, performance parameters were developed over an energy output range equivalent to the power output at continuous annual operation. The following energy conversion technologies were characterized in this data base: Gas turbines -- Closed cycle and Open cycle, (recuperative and nonrecuperative); Diesels -- Turbocompounded, Turbocharged and Adiabatic; Stirlings -- Free piston and Kinematic; Organic Rankine Cycles; Fuel cells -- Phosphoric acid, Solid polymer electrolyte and Molten carbonate; Photovoltaics -- Flat plate, Actively cooled and Photochemical; and Wind turbines -- Vertical and horizontal axes. The following energy storage technologies were characterized: Batteries -- Zn/Cl2, Zn/Br2, Ni/Fe, Li-Al/FeS2, Na/S, Advanced sealed lead/acids and Redox Cr-Fe; and Thermal energy storage devices -- CaCl26H2O, Na2SO410H2O, Na2S2O35H2O, Olivine and Magnesite ceramic brick, and Form-stable polyethylene.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONVERSION, *ENERGY STORAGE, *DATA BASES, GAS TURBINES, DIESEL ENGINES, ENGINES, STIRLING CYCLE, RANKINE CYCLE, FUEL CELLS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, WIND MACHINES, TURBINES, HEAT, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, LITERATURE SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE