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USAF Terrestrial Energy Study. Volume III. Part I. Summary Data Display.
Final rept. 1 Apr 76-1 Feb 78,
BURNS AND ROE INC WOODBURY NY
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This report was prepared to serve as a guide for the U.S. Air Force in selecting types of energy conversion systems to meet their future ground power requirements. The electric power requirements included in this report range from 10 kilowatts to 50 megawatts. Twenty-one types of systems, conventional as well as advanced, are considered. These include 19 types of energy conversion systems which utilize either chemical fuel, nuclear fuel, solar energy or wind energy and two types of energy storage systems which utilize electric power for recharging. Each system is characterized in terms of a set of economic, physical and performance parameters including acquisition costs, life cycle costs, size, efficiency and environmental constraints. A total of eighteen such parameters are presented for each type of system for several sets of requirements. The requirements are defined in terms of electric power level, voltage level, frequency and duration of operation corresponding to typical U.S. Air Force ground applications.
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