Crew emergency return vehicle - Electrical power system design studyA crew emergency return vehicle (CERV) is proposed to perform the lifeboat function for the manned Space Station Freedom. This escape module will be permanently docked to Freedom and, on demand, will be capable of safely returning the crew to earth. The unique requirements that the CERV imposes on its power source are presented, power source options are examined, and a baseline system is selected. It consists of an active Li-BCX DD-cell modular battery system and was chosen for the maturity of its man-rated design and its low development costs.
Darcy, E. C. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Barrera, T. P. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)