Novel scheme for space power generation and energy storage

Enrico Levi, Zivan Zabar

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Abstract

A self-contained, disposable cartridge serves both as prime power source and electrical energy store. The energy initially stored in chemical form is transformed into kinetic form and stored in a hydromagnetic capacitor. The capacitor discharges through a closing switch into the electrical input of the weapon system. There are no structural rotating parts and no effluent. A comparative assessment with existing systems shows that the cartridge has the potential for increasing the achievable energy density by two orders of magnitude and the power density by four orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume871
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 6 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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