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Design criteria and candidate electrical power systems for a reusable Space Shuttle booster.This paper presents the results of a preliminary study to establish electrical power requirements, investigate candidate power sources, and select a representative power generation concept for the NASA Space Shuttle booster stage. Design guidelines and system performance requirements are established. Candidate power sources and combinations thereof are defined and weight estimates made. The selected power source concept utilizes secondary silver-zinc batteries, engine-driven alternators with constant speed drive, and an airbreathing gas turbine. The need for cost optimization, within safety, reliability, and performance constraints, is emphasized as being the most important criteria in design of the final system.
Document ID
19730041214
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Merrifield, D. V. (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
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Energy 70(Las Vegas, NV)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other