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Electrical power systems for Space StationMajor challenges in power system development are described. Evolutionary growth, operational lifetime, and other design requirements are discussed. A pictorial view of weight-optimized power system applications shows which systems are best for missions of various lengths and required power level. Following definition of the major elements of the electrical power system, an overview of element options and a brief technology assessment are presented. Selected trade-study results show end-to-end system efficiencies, required photovoltaic power capability as a function of energy storage system efficiency, and comparisons with other systems such as a solar dynamic power system.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Simon, W. E.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
IECEC ''84: Advanced energy systems - Their role in our future(San Francisco, CA)
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