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Alkaline regenerative fuel cell systems for energy storageA description is presented of the results of a preliminary design study of a regenerative fuel cell energy storage system for application to future low-earth orbit space missions. The high energy density storage system is based on state-of-the-art alkaline electrolyte cell technology and incorporates dedicated fuel cell and electrolysis cell modules. In addition to providing energy storage, the system can provide hydrogen and oxygen for attitude control of the satellite and for life support. During the daylight portion of the orbit the electrolysis module uses power provided by the solar array to generate H2 and O2 from the product water produced by the fuel cell module. The fuel cell module supplies electrical power during the dark period of the orbit.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Schubert, F. H.
(Life Systems, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Reid, M. A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Martin, R. E.
(United Technologies Corp. South Windsor, CT, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: In: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Location: Atlanta, GA
Start Date: August 9, 1981
End Date: August 14, 1981
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