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Spacecraft Power Systems

1st Edition

By Mukund R. Patel

CRC Press

736 pages | 432 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

POWER SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS

Satellite Overview

Near-Earth Space Environment

Power System Options

Photovoltaic-Battery System

Environmental Effects

Power System Requirements

Design Process and Trades

PV-BATTERY SYSTEM

Solar Array

Battery

Power Electronics and Magnetics

Distribution Harness and Protection

Ancillary Components

POWER SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Energy Balance and Power Management

Dynamic Performance and Stability

Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility

Electrostatic Discharge

Reliability and Derating

Integration and Testing

SPECIAL POWER SYSTEMS

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical