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Operational Results From a High Power Alternator Test BedThe Alternator Test Unit (ATU) in the Lunar Power System Facility (LPSF) located at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio was used to simulate the operating conditions and evaluate the performance of the ATU and its interaction with various LPSF components in accordance with the current Fission Surface Power System (FSPS) requirements. The testing was carried out at the breadboard development level. These results successfully demonstrated excellent ATU power bus characteristics and rectified user load power quality during steady state and transient conditions. Information gained from this work could be used to assist the design and primary power quality considerations for a possible future FSPS. This paper describes the LPSF components and some preliminary test results.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Birchenough, Arthur
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hervol, David
(Analex Corp. Brook Park, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 5, 2007
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) University of New Mexico''s Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies(Albuquerque, NM)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 463169.04.03
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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