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Issue 11 • Nov. 1994

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  • Fuel cell status, 1994

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):10 - 15
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    The high efficiency environmental benefits and other attributes of fuel cells have attracted world-wide attention to the technology. Approximately 250 phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) power units, 35 molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) stacks, and 12 solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) modules have been or are being operated. Total capacity installed or operating is close to 45 MW. Fuel cell development ha... View full abstract»

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  • Standardisation of the graphical and operator input device modules for tactical command and control man/machine interfaces

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 20
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    Since many of the MMI systems designed for Tactical Command and Control operating environments are similar in nature, there is a need to standardise certain elements of the systems. This paper gives a summary of the investigation into standardising certain graphical MMI elements, and operator input device elements for Tactical Command and Control systems. This standardisation allows for rapid prot... View full abstract»

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  • Space power-whats old is new again

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):21 - 25
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    The nation is presently seeking smaller and faster space missions that cost less. Furthermore, there is pressure to spin off technologies into the commercial sector as well as spin in technologies to the space program. In this environment, ideas that were dismissed in the past have come to the forefront again. This paper discusses high performance photovoltaic devices, solar dynamic systems, new b... View full abstract»

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  • ASPS - American suborbital passenger system 2005

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):26 - 28
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    With the evaporation of funding support for the National Aero Space Plane (NASP), realization of a single stage to orbit night system has been deferred. With the resource down sizing of the NASP management and technical team, development of the NASP concept appears to be delayed beyond the year 2030. To fill this gap for shorter flight times to remote destinations over 8,000 km, it is now proposed... View full abstract»

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  • Radioisotope powered AMTEC systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):29 - 35
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    Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric Converter (AMTEC) systems are being developed for high performance spacecraft power systems, including small, General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) powered systems. Several design concepts have been evaluated for the power range from 75 W to 1 kW. The specific power for these concepts has been found to be as high as 18-20 W/kg and 22 kW/m/sup 3/. The projected area, i... View full abstract»

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