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A new architecture for electricity generation onboard telecommunications satellites

J.-F. Geneste

Airbus Group Innovations. D42 --B.P. 90112, 31703 Blagnac cedex France

Replacing traditional PV solar arrays on telecommunications satellites by thermoacoustic engines brings to unacceptable over mass and therefore over cost of the satellites. In this paper, we show that redesigning a complete satellite around thermoacoustic engines paves the way for such energy onboard together with lower global mass and much lower costs. Figs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 3, 629-636, 2015 [PDF, 1.08 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X