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Record 34 of 61051
Power processing technology for spacecraft primary ion propulsion
Author and Affiliation:
Biess, J. J.(TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, CA, United States)
Inouye, L. Y.(TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif., United States)
Frye, R. J.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Abstract: Advanced technologies developed in support of Ion Propulsion power processing, including the power circuitry portion of the Series L-C Resonant Inverter, Beam Supply, power components, packaging and heat pipe cooling of the 30 cm Ion Engine Power Processor are described. Both the transistorized and SCR versions of the Series L-C Resonant Inverter Beam Supply are discussed. A BIMOD Ion Thruster/Power Processor Prototype Assembly is undergoing environmental and life testing. These advanced technologies can be applied advantageously to other applications of future high power space power processing equipment.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1980
Document ID:
19800064095
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 80A48265
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A80-48165 21-44)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Energy to the 21st century; 15th; August 18-22, 1980; Seattle, WA
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS12-2183; NAS3-14383; NAS3-18924; NAS3-20403; NAS3-21372; NAS3-21746
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: TRW Defense and Space Systems Group; Redondo Beach, CA, United States
NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ION PROPULSION; POWER CONDITIONING; POWER EFFICIENCY; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; STATIC INVERTERS; ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; LC CIRCUITS; POWER SUPPLY CIRCUITS; TRANSISTOR CIRCUITS
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Energy to the 21st century; Proceedings of the Fifteenth Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Seattle, Wash., August 18-22, 1980. Volume 1. (A80-48165 21-44) New York, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 1980, p. 782-787.
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