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Novel Scheme For Space Power Generation And Energy Storage
Author(s): Enrico Levi; Zivan Zabar
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Paper Abstract

A self-contained, disposable cartridge serves both as prime power source and electrical energy store. The energy initially stored in chemical form is transformed into kinetic form and stored in a hydromagnetic capacitor. The capacitor discharges through a closing switch into the electrical input of the weapon system. There are no structural rotating parts and no effluent. A comparative assessment with existing systems shows that the cartridge has the potential for increasing the achievable energy density by two orders of magnitude and the power density by four orders of magnitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0871, Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning, (6 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943656
Show Author Affiliations
Enrico Levi, Polytechnic University (United States)
Zivan Zabar, Polytechnic University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0871:
Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning
Raymond F. Askew, Editor(s)

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