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Transactions of the Symposium on Space Nuclear Power Systems, (5th) Held at Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 11, 1988. | National Technical Reports Library - NTIS
The PDF contains info on wheelguns, giant counterrotating flywheel hoops in space to supply power to SDI weapons, mainly railguns/particle accelerator cannons/free electron lasers that need huge amounts of power right now. Appears to expect to be trickle charged over time by a small space nuclear reactor (SNAP? atomic teakettle?). Also has an interesting microwave power beaming scenario from a nuke in mars synchronous orbit to a ground rover, high performance radiators, including a fabric heatpipe radiator, a curie point magnetic liquid droplet radiator, and other power conversion concepts.
SDI  wheelgun  space  counterrotating  flywheel  hoop  energy  storage  power  generator  FEL  free  electron  laser  railgun  neutraal  particle  accelerator  cannon  military  WPT  microwave  transmission  mars  MSO  rectenna  rotating  loop  pulsed  fabric  radiator  heat  thermal  management 
march 2018 by asteroza
This is the big USEF japan consortium of companies along with JAXA developing SPS tech, with a nominal target goal of 2030, but utterly not addressing the spacelift cost issue
japan  JAXA  space  solar  power  SBSP  SSP  SPS  remote  beaming  laser  microwave  rectenna  green  energy  satellite  orbital  research  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
welsom_isdc_reed.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Interesting arguement that a SPS demonstrator can be built now with COTS/near COTS hardware, taking advantage of mass production of terrestrial products to reduce costs. The primary tricks being accepting losses in efficiency and overcoming it by reducing system mass, so the actual W/Kg is still higher. Thin film solar, carbon fiber booms, thin film inflatable reflectors and optics, power equipment mass reductions, and lower cost space access (SpaceX) are the COTS components that make at least the demonstrator possible. There is the interesting talk of making sure most technology/products are dual use, such as wireless power transmission to HALE LTA UAV sensor blimps to offload payload power requirements.
green  energy  power  generator  plastic  infrastructure  space  carbon  solar  film  thin  SBSP  SPS  CFRP  fiber  reinforced  boom  wireless  transmission  WPT  microwave  laser  COTS  hardware  electronics  devices  materials  science  research  technology  fil  cell  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
february 2009 by asteroza

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