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A modular Space Station/Base electrical power system - Requirements and design study.The requirements and procedures necessary for definition and specification of an electrical power system (EPS) for the future space station are discussed herein. The considered space station EPS consists of a replaceable main power module with self-contained auxiliary power, guidance, control, and communication subsystems. This independent power source may 'plug into' a space station module which has its own electrical distribution, control, power conditioning, and auxiliary power subsystems. Integration problems are discussed, and a transmission system selected with local floor-by-floor power conditioning and distribution in the station module. This technique eliminates the need for an immediate long range decision on the ultimate space base power sources by providing capability for almost any currently considered option.
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Legacy CDMS
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Conference Proceedings
Eliason, J. T.
Adkisson, W. B.
(Sperry Rand Corp. Space Support Div., Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Subject Category
Auxiliary Systems
Meeting Information
Meeting: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Energy 70
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Start Date: September 21, 1970
End Date: September 25, 1970
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