A 37.5-kW point design comparison of the nickel-cadmium battery, bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery, and regenerative hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell energy storage subsystems for low earth orbitNickel-cadmium batteries, bipolar nickel-hydrogen batteries, and regenerative fuel cell storage subsystems were evaluated for use as the storage subsystem in a 37.5 kW power system for Space Station. Design requirements were set in order to establish a common baseline for comparison purposes. The storage subsystems were compared on the basis of effective energy density, round trip electrical efficiency, total subsystem weight and volume, and life.
Manzo, M. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hoberecht, M. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1984
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting: IECEC ''84: Advanced energy systems - Their role in our future