Latent thermal storage for space solar dynamic power system

Kotaro Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Abe, Yoshio Takahashi, Masayuki Kamimoto, Nobuhiro Tanatsugu

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Fundamental research on latent thermal storage for space energy applications is presented. Materials studies for this objective are described, and advanced concepts for thermal storage in a solar receiver are considered. Particular emphasis is placed on the phase change behavior of containerized material, which is one of the most critical problems not only for the solar receiver but also in the solar dynamic power system itself. To obtain experimental information on this subject, a solidification experiment under microgravity using a trajectory flight sounding rocket has been designed. The short-period experiment is described in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 23rd Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 1988 Jul 311988 Aug 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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