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Multifunctional power structures and related thermal issues

Foster, JA, Roberts, SC and Aglietti, GS (2008) Multifunctional power structures and related thermal issues

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Multifunctional spacecraft power structures are an incorporation of energy storage and generation into structures on a spacecraft. For the mass and volume saving benefits to be realised, the technology must be shown to be viable throughout the spacecraft's lifetime. Firstly, commercially available batteries where built into a structural panel and tested to determine the battery's capability to withstand the manufacturing cycle and the effect upon the mechanical characteristics of the panel. Secondly, a mathematical model was created to determine the temperatures a battery would experience in various earth orbits. It was found that spacecraft in most low earth orbits will require thermal control and that the addition of a phase change material is a feasible control solution. Copyright © 2008 by ASME.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Foster, JA, Roberts, SC and Aglietti, GS
Date : 1 December 2008
DOI : 10.1115/SMASIS2008-422
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2016 12:10
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 13:18

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