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Accession Number N20120012833
Title Terrestrial Applications of Extreme Environment Stirling Space Power Systems.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author R. W. Dyson
Abstract NASA has been developing power systems capable of long-term operation in extreme environments such as the surface of Venus. This technology can use any external heat source to efficiently provide electrical power and cooling; and it is designed to be extremely efficient and reliable for extended space missions. Terrestrial applications include: use in electric hybrid vehicles; distributed home co-generation/cooling; and quiet recreational vehicle power generation. This technology can reduce environmental emissions, petroleum consumption, and noise while eliminating maintenance and environmental damage from automotive fluids such as oil lubricants and air conditioning coolant. This report will provide an overview of this new technology and its applications.
Keywords Aerospace vehicles
Electric hybrid vehicles
Electric power
Extraterrestrial environments
Heat sources
Spacecraft power supplies
Stirling engines
Technology utilization
Thermoacoustic effects

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 81J - Reciprocation & Rotating Combustion Engines
84 - Space Technology
97 - Energy
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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