LONG LIFE CLOSED LOOP MHD RESEARCH AND DEVEL OPMENT UNIT.
Interim scientific rept. no. 5, 15 Mar-15 June 63
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA
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The major ultimate advantage of an MHD power generation system for use in space stems from its ability to operate at extremely high tempera tures, thereby affording appreciable savings in weight. In a space power plant, the power output per unit weight of the system is of prime importance and this may well be the decisive factor in favor of MHD. Higher top temperatures permit higher rejection temperatures and as a result lower weight of the radiator which is often one of the heaviest components in a space power system. Author