1st Edition

Spacecraft Power Systems

By Mukund R. Patel Copyright 2004
    732 Pages 432 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The power systems of space vehicles have undergone significant development during the previous decade, and will continue to do so in the immediate future. Until now, except for the scattered results of conferences and a few publications with sketchy coverage, no single volume has covered the entire spectrum of the subject.

    Spacecraft Power Systems addresses every facet of electrical power system design, analyses, and operation with a level of detail found nowhere else. The book delivers wide coverage of the fundamentals of energy conversion, energy storage, power conditioning, energy management, and operational aspects that help engineers maintain a leading edge in the design of various systems. This volume provides the most recent data and procedures for designing an electrical power system that meets mission requirements at a minimum of cost and weight.

    This book evolved from courses taught by the author and from the author's deep involvement in many design and development programs at the General Electric Space Division and at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

    Satellite Overview
    Near-Earth Space Environment
    Power System Options
    Photovoltaic-Battery System
    Environmental Effects
    Power System Requirements
    Design Process and Trades
    Solar Array
    Power Electronics and Magnetics
    Distribution Harness and Protection
    Ancillary Components
    Energy Balance and Power Management
    Dynamic Performance and Stability
    Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility
    Electrostatic Discharge
    Reliability and Derating
    Integration and Testing
    Interplanetary and Deep-Space Missions
    Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
    Dynamic Systems with Alternator
    High-Power High-Voltage Systems
    Electric Propulsion
    Fuel Cell Power
    Flywheel Energy Storage
    Superconductors in Space
    Microwave Beam Power Satellite


    Mukund R. Patel