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Record 26 of 27591
SEI power source alternatives for rovers and other multi-kWe distributed surface applications
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Author and Affiliation:
Bents, D. J.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kohout, Lisa L.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Mckissock, B. I.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rodriguez, C. D.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Withrow, C. A.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Colozza, A.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hanlon, J. C.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Schmitz, P. C.(Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Brook Park, OH., United States)
Abstract: Results of the study performed to support the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) which investigated power system alternatives for the rover vehicles and servicers that would be used for construction and operation of a lunar base is described. Using the mission requirements and power profiles that were subsequently generated for each of these rovers and servicers, candidate power sources incorporating various power generation and energy storage technologies were identified. The technologies were those believed most appropriate to the SEI missions, and included solar, electrochemical, and isotope systems. The candidates were characterized with respect to system mass, deployed area and volume. For each of the missions a preliminary selection was made. Results of this study depict the available power sources in light of the mission requirements as they are currently defined.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1991
Document ID:
19920003988
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 92N13206
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: ESA, European Space Power Conference. Volume 1: Power Systems, Power Electronics, Batteries and Fuel Cells; p 365-374
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution within the U.S. granted by agreement
NASA Terms: ELECTRIC GENERATORS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ENERGY STORAGE; ROVING VEHICLES; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; ISOTOPES; LUNAR BASES; TECHNOLOGIES
Imprint And Other Notes: In ESA, European Space Power Conference. Volume 1: Power Systems, Power Electronics, Batteries and Fuel Cells p 365-374 (SEE N92-13153 04-20)
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