Accession Number:

AD0256882

Title:

Energy Conversion Systems Reference Handbook. Volume VIII. Other Devices,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Volume VIII describes the performance characteristics of several auxiliary components useful in space power systems including orientation mechanisms, pumps, and static conversion and regulation devices. In addition, the magnetohydrodynamic MHD generator is analyzed as a thermal energy converter, and the possibilities of using beamed electromagnetic power are discussed. Weight, efficiency, power requirements, and other design characteristics of the auxiliary equipment are presented in empirical and analytical form. It is shown that beamed electromagnetic power does not appear useful until major breakthroughs in antenna design and theory are achieved. The theoretical relations describing the MHD generator and the possibilities of its eventual use in thermal systems are described. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE