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Latent energy storage with salt and metal mixtures for solar dynamic applicationsThis paper examines three design alternatives for the development of a solar dynamic heat receiver as applied to power systems operating in low earth orbit. These include a base line design used for comparison in ongoing NASA studies, a system incorporating a salt energy storage system with the salt dispersed within a metal mesh and a hybrid system incorporating both a molten salt and molten metal for energy storage. Based on a typical low earth orbit condition, designs are developed and compared to determine the effect of resultant conductivity, heat capacity and heat of fusion on system size, weight, temperature gradients, cycle turbine inlet temperature and material utilization.
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Legacy CDMS
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Conference Paper
Crane, R. A.
(University of South Florida Tampa, FL, United States)
Konstantinou, K. S.
(South Florida, University Tampa, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: ASME 1988 National Heat Transfer Conference
Location: Houston, TX
Country: United States
Start Date: July 24, 1988
End Date: July 27, 1988
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