Accession Number:

AD0257357

Title:

ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS REFERENCE HANDBOOK. VOLUME I - GENERAL SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS

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ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An introduction is presented to subsequent volumes dealing with specific areas of power system technology. General topics useful in evaluating and rating power systems are discussed including the space environment and its effects reliability considerations in systems design figures of merit and their use in system evaluation power needs of the future and the importance of developing power systems and an estimate of expected system weights. Environmental effects include meteoroid bombardment, interplanetary and Van Allen corpuscular radiation, electromagnetic solar radiation, and vacuum. It is shown that the effort needed to guarantee high power system reliability may be too costly. The relative position of nuclear, chemical, and solar power systems in a power level-mission duration continuum is presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE