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Photovoltaic power system considerations for future lunar bases

Photovoltaic power system considerations for future lunar bases

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lunar bases.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDennis J. Flood and Joseph Appelbaum.
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 102019.
    ContributionsAppelbaum, Joseph., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15289408M

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Photovoltaic power system considerations for future lunar bases Download PDF EPUB FB2

Photovoltaic generationlbattery storage power system, sized to deliver kW to a lunar base, to that projected for an advanced version of such a system.

The SOA system is similar to that intended for deployment on the space station. Get this from a library. Photovoltaic power system considerations for future lunar bases. [Dennis J Flood; Joseph Appelbaum; United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Design Considerations For Lunar Base Photovoltaic Power Systems. Mark Hickman, Henry B. Curtis, and Geoffrey A.

Landis National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio Abstract. A survey was made of factors that may affect the design of photovoltaic arrays for a lunar base. The cost of transportation to the lunar surface places a premium on developing ultralightweight power system technology to support the eventual establishment of a lunar base.

The photovoltaic technology issues to be addressed by the Surface Power program element of NASA's Project Pathfinder are describedAuthor: Joseph Appelbaum and Dennis J.

Flood. ADVANCED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM TECHNOWGY FOR LUNAR BASE APPLICATIONS NI POWER DavidJ. Brinker and DennisJ. Flood Miltt Lewis Research Center Cleveland OH INTRODUCTION The establishment of a permanently manned presence on the lunar surface represents a formidable challenge to a broad spectrum of space technologies.

A lunar base is an attractive option for space exploration plans early in the next century. The primary options for a lunar base power system are solar and nuclear. A reference photovoltaic power system for a lunar base has been outlined, and the effect of anticipated technology advances discussed.

The primary consideration for power system mass is the requirement for 14 days of storage for operation of the base over the lunar by: The long lunar night and the need to store sufficient energy to sustain a lunar facility during this period was found to be a major design driver. A photovoltaic power system concept was derived using high efficiency thin GaAs solar cells on a deployable flexible Kapton blanket.

Lunar bases at any other latitude will suffer through the diurnal cycle of two weeks of daylight followed by two weeks of night. A power system based entirely on solar energy will require massive energy storage facilities for night-time usage and must be oversized to generate the.

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Photovoltaic power is important for the current and future Lunar space missions. Alternating fortnights of bright sunshine offers a clean and unlimited energy resource on the Moon. Apollo (Bates and Fang ) and Lunokhod (Torchynska and Polupan ) missions conducted earliest solar cell experiments on the lunar surface during the ’ by: 1.

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Lunar solar power system: review of the technology base of an operational LSP system Given the large database and design knowledge of flight PV arrays the segmented arrays for a lunar power plot can be readily designed for the known lunar conditions and expected fluence of solar cosmic rays 9, Appropriate PV arrays have TRL=7– by: Solar Photovoltaic (“PV”) Systems – An Overview figure 1.

the difference between solar thermal and solar PV systems Introduction The sun delivers its energy to us in two main forms: heat and light. There are two main types of solar power systems, namely, solar thermal systems that trap heat to.

The integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems to electricity networks is covered at the top level in the standard, which groups the issues into two main categories: safety and power quality.

Safety of personnel and protection of equipment are the most important issues concerning a grid-connected PV. an example, a due west facing rooftop solar PV system, tilted at 20 degrees in Salem, Oregon, will produce about 88 percent as much power as one pointing true south at the same Size: KB.

comparison of power system alternatives in terms of their "operational" impact - i.e., the number of launch vehicles required to deliver the system elements to LEO for subsequent transport to the lunar surface.

As mentioned, the key figure of merit for a photovoltaic array is the power per unit mass in watts per kilogram (W/kg>.File Size: KB. Special considerations for photovoltaics system design and installation include interconnection, environmental review and permitting, security issues, and relevant codes and standards.

Interconnection. A photovoltaic system that will be connected to the utility grid must meet interconnection requirements of the local utility. Power System Options for Lunar Surface Exploration: Past, Present and Future.

Simon D. Fraser. This book investigates the possibilities and limitations of various systems supplying manned bases on Moon with energy and other vital resources. The book collects together recent proposals and innovative options and solutions.

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described a non-sun-tracking concentrating solar module that is designed to achieve photovoltaic (PV) systems with higher generation power density that consists of a solar panel having a higher tilt angle than that of a conventional one and with a solar reflector placed in front of the solar panel on a downward inclination Cited by: