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The 100 kW space stationSolar array power systems for the space construction base are discussed. Nickel cadmium and nickel hydrogen batteries are equally attractive relative to regenerative fuel cell systems at 5 years life. Further evaluation of energy storage system life (low orbit conditions) is required. Shuttle and solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell technology appears adequate; large units (approximately four times shuttle) are most appropriate and should be studied for a 100 KWe SCB system. A conservative NiH2 battery DOD (18.6%) was elected due to lack of test data and offers considerable improvement potential. Multiorbit load averaging and reserve capacity requirements limit nominal DOD to 30% to 50% maximum, independent of life considerations.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Mckhann, G.
(McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Co. Huntington Beach, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center The 1977 Goddard Space Flight Center Battery Workshop
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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