Electrical power technology for robotic planetary roversPower technologies which will enable a range of robotic rover vehicle missions by the end of the 1990s and beyond are discussed. The electrical power system is the most critical system for reliability and life, since all other on board functions (mobility, navigation, command and data, communications, and the scientific payload instruments) require electrical power. The following are discussed: power generation, energy storage, power management and distribution, and thermal management.
Bankston, C. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena., United States)
Shirbacheh, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena., United States)
Bents, D. J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bozek, J. M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993
Publication: CNES, Missions, Technologies, and Design of Planetary Mobile Vehicles