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- A trade study of power system technology for proposed lunar vehicles and servicers is presented. A variety of solar-based power systems were selected and analyzed for each. The analysis determined the power system mass, volume, and deployed area. A comparison was made between periodic refueling/recharging systems and onboard power systems to determine the most practical system. The trade study concluded that the power system significantly impacts the physical characteristics of the vehicle. The refueling/recharging systems were lighter and more compact, but dependent on availability of established lunar base infrastructure. Onboard power systems pay a mass penalty for being fully developed systems.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910014307.
Accession ID: 91N23620.
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; 4-9 Aug. 1991; Boston, MA; United States.
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