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Solar Powered Satellites

Solar Powered Satellites

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Rei
July
1976
to
June
1977Vol.
2
Detailed
Report
July
1977
(NASA-TM-74942)
SOLAB
POWER
SATELLITE. N77-33600
I
CONCEPT
EVALUATION.
ACTIVITIES REPORT.
VOLUME
2: DETAILED REPORT Progress Report.
Jill.
1976 - Jun. 1977
(NASA)
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SOLAR POWER
SATELLITE
CONCEPT EVALUATIONACTIVITIES REPORT
JULY
1976
to
JUNE 1977VOLUMEI -SUMMARYVOLUME II - DETAILED REPORT
Lyndon
B.Johnson
Space Center
Houston,
Texas
77058
 
SOLAR
POWER
SATELLITE
CONCEPT
EVALUATION
REPORT
OF
ACTIVITIES
JULY
3976
to
JUNE 1977
VOLUME
II - DETAILED
REPORT
I.
INTRODUCTION
II.
SUMMARY
AND
CONCLUSIONS
III.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
A. U. S.
Projected
Energy Demand
B. SPS
Implementation Impact
on
Projected
Energy Demand
C. U. S.
Rectenna
Siting
Considerations
D.
Electrical Power Demands
for
Western Hemisphere/World
IV.
SATELLITE
POWER
STATION
A.
Satellite
System
DefinitionB. Solar Energy
Collection
System
(SECS)
1.
Energy Conversion
a.
Energy Conversion System Comparison
b.
Solar
Cell
Technology Status
c.
Solar Array Design Analysis
2.
High-Voltage/Space Plasma Interaction
3.
Structural Considerations
C.
Microwave Power Transmission
System
(MPTS)
1.
Microwave
System
Analysis
a.Antenna
Illumination
Functions
b.
System
Size
Trade-offs
c.Cluster Concept
Evaluation
d.
Antenna Pointing Parameters
2.
Microwave
System
Design Concepts
a.
Microwave Generatorsb. Phase Control