Accession Number : ADA338994

Title :   Conceptual Design of a Space-Based Multimegawatt MHD Power System

Descriptive Note : Topical rept.

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Barton, J. R. ; Bernard, F. E. ; Carrington, R. A. ; Hanson, L. P. ; Holman, R. R.

PDF Url : ADA338994

Report Date : JAN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : This report presents the system requirements and design guidelines for the space based multimegawatt MHD power system conceptual design, and comprises Volume 2 of the topical report describing the Task 1 MHD Power System Conceptual Design and Development Plan. In the interest of completeness, this report includes a summary description of the MHD power system concept with the functional requirements, design scope and design objectives. Then subsequent sections present the system requirements including operational requirements, space platform/weapon system interfaces, subsystem interfaces, and design guidelines. The analytical methods used for system analysis and parametric studies are also included. A description of the MHD power system, in the standard data table format for multimegawatt space power systems, is included in the Appendices.

Descriptors :   *POWER SUPPLIES, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, *SPACECRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SYSTEMS, LAUNCH VEHICLES, RADIATION HAZARDS, SPACE BASED, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, ENRICHED FUEL REACTORS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE