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Assessment of environmental effects on Space Station Freedom Electrical Power SystemAnalyses of EPS (electrical power system) interactions with the LEO (low earth orbit) environment are described. The results of these analyses will support EPS design so as to be compatible with the natural and induced environments and to meet power, lifetime, and performance requirements. The environmental impacts to the Space Station Freedom EPS include aerodynamic drag, atomic oxygen erosion, ultraviolet degradation, VXB effect, ionizing radiation dose and single event effects, electromagnetic interference, electrostatic discharge, plasma interactions (ion sputtering, arcing, and leakage current), meteoroid and orbital debris threats, thermal cycling effects, induced current and voltage potential differences in the SSF due to induced electric field, and contamination degradation.
Document ID
19920067957
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lu, Cheng-Yi (Rockwell International Corp. Rocketdyne Div., Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Nahra, Henry K. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Meeting Information
IECEC ''91: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(Boston, MA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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