Predicting the Behavior of Solar Dynamic Closed Brayton Cycle Power Conversion Systems

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R. Bons, J. Hanlon, S. Spencer

Department of Engineering Sciences, Allied-Signal Aerospace Company, Fluid Systems Division, Tempe, AZ 85282

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 110(4), 636-640 (Oct 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240183 History: Received June 22, 1987; Online October 15, 2009


Since space power conversion systems must operate both in the sun and in the earth’s shadow, they seldom encounter design operating conditions. As a consequence, consideration of off-design performance is essential in the preliminary design of these systems. To illustrate the necessity and utility of an off-design system model, this paper presents the results of a study of the solar dynamic closed Brayton cycle power conversion system for use on the NASA Space Station.

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