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Record 86 of 48043
Static and dynamic high power, space nuclear electric generating systems
Author and Affiliation:
Wetch, J. R.(Space Power, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Begg, L. L.(Space Power, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Koester, J. K.(Space Power, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Abstract: Space nuclear electric generating systems concepts have been assessed for their potential in satisfying future spacecraft high power (several megawatt) requirements. Conceptual designs have been prepared for reactor power systems using the most promising static (thermionic) and the most promising dynamic conversion processes. Component and system layouts, along with system mass and envelope requirements have been made. Key development problems have been identified and the impact of the conversion process selection upon thermal management and upon system and vehicle configuration is addressed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1985
Document ID:
19860040167
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A24905
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A86-24776)
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Space Power, Inc.; Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; ENERGY REQUIREMENTS; HEAT PIPES; HEAT RADIATORS; RANKINE CYCLE; STIRLING CYCLE; THERMIONIC CONVERTERS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 20th, Miami Beach, FL, August 18-23, 1985, Proceedings. Volume 3 (A86-24776 10-44). Warrendale, PA, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 1985, p. 3.513-3.520. NASA-DOE-DARPA-sponsored research.
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