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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
K2 Energy - Executing Engineering Excellence
Apparently these batteries will be used for the US Navy's railgun work. I guess these guys have access to A123 battery tech?
lithium  iron  phosphate  battery  energy  storage  technology  high  temperature  a123  LFP  railgun  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
A More Affordable, High G force Magnetic Space Launcher Proposal
A possible gas gun/railgun hybrid space launcher? I suppose it gets around the classic starting problem prevalent in a traditional railgun, along with some alternatives for powering the railgun, but the author says extending the railgun would make the gas gun irrelevant?
hybrid  gas  gun  railgun  space  launcher  propulsion  infrastructure  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza

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