6 April 1988 Insulation Directions For High Power Space Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0871, Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943653
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
This paper discusses the need for and the requirements of high voltage insulation systems that operate in the space environment. The space environment is characterized and the environmental limitations of common earth insulation systems are discussed. Several alternative high voltage insulation systems are presented and the results of space high voltage experiments discussed. A high voltage space system design approach is presented based on contained field designs using controlled vacuum insulation. The limitation of alternate insulation systems in long-lived space high voltage power systems will require the development of alternate methods of capacitive energy storage at high energy densities.
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W. C. Nunnally, W. C. Nunnally, W. E. Dillon, W. E. Dillon, C. V. Smith, C. V. Smith, } "Insulation Directions For High Power Space Systems", Proc. SPIE 0871, Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning, (6 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943653; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943653

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