1964-01-01

A Cryogenic Positive-Displacement Auxiliary Power Unit for Space Vehicles 640315

For auxiliary power system applications in space, a cryogenic, positive-displacement power system has been developed. This system consists of an internal combustion engine using hydrogen as the fuel and oxygen as the oxidizer. This type of engine offers the lowest fixed weight of any space power unit under current development and provides for a very low specific propellant combustion. The engine, in turn, would provide electric and hydraulic power sources.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X