A thermochemical regenerative energy storage system for the lunar environment

Ighor K. Uzhinsky, Anthony Castrogiovanni

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Abstract

A conceptual design study for a unique long-term energy storage system for the lunar environment based on aqueous hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and magnesium oxide (MgO) is presented. Key technologies to enable this thermochemical regenerative energy storage system (TRESS) are investigated and risk assessments at the subsystem and system levels described. Results of parametric analysis of key performance parameters considering variations in a variety of component and system figures of merit are discussed. Design embodiments for stationary and mobile configurations and associated weight and volume predictions are provided. Additionally, connections to lunar in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) and other exploration program objectives are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 200917 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameAIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period14/09/0917/09/09

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