Section C: Energy Sources List

This section lists the sources of energy that can be used for space transport.

C.1 Mechanical Sources

C.1a Compressed Gas

C.1b Potential Energy

C.1c Kinetic Energy

C.2 Chemical Sources

C.2a Fuel-Atmosphere Combustion

C.2b Fuel-Oxidizer Combustion

C.2c Chemical Battery

C.3 Thermal Sources

C.3a Heated Storage Bed

C.3b Concentrated Sunlight

C.4 Electrical Sources

C.4a Power Line

C.4b Circulating Electron Storage

C.4c Magnetic Storage

C.4d Photovoltaic Array

[C1] Anonymous "Conference Record of the Nineteenth IEEE

Photovoltaic Specialists Conference- 1987", New Orleans, Louisiana, 4-8

May 1987.

[C2] Anonymous "NASA Conference Publication 2475: Space

Photovoltaic Research and Technology 1986: High Efficiency, Space

Environment, and Array Technology", Cleveland, Ohio, 7-9 October 1986.

[C3] Chubb, Donald L. "Combination Solar Photovoltaic Heat Engine

Energy Converter", Journal of Propulsion and Power, v 3 no 4 pp 365-74,

July-August 1987.

C.4e Solar-Driven Turbine/Generator

[C4] Spielberg, J. I. "A Solar Powered Outer Space Helium Heat Engine",

Appl. Phys. Commun. vol 4 no 4 pp 279-84, 1984-1985.

C.4f Microwave Antenna Array

C.5 Beam Sources

C.5a Laser

C.5b Microwave

C.5c Neutral Particle

C.6 Nuclear Sources

C.6a Radioactive decay

[C5] Lockwood, A.; Ewell, R.; Wood, C. "Advanced High

Temperature Thermo-electrics for Space Power", Proceedings of the 16th

Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, v 2 pp 1985-

1990, 1981.

C.6b Nuclear Fission

[C6] El Genk, M.S.; Hoover, M. D. "Space Nuclear Power Systems

1986: Proceedings of the Third Symposium", 1987.

[C7] Sovie, Ronald J. "SP-100 Advanced Technology Program",

NASA Technical Memorandum 89888, 1987.

[C8] Bloomfield, Harvey S. "Small Space Reactor Power Systems for

Unmanned Solar System Exploration Missions", NASA Technical

Memorandum 100228, December 1987.

[C9] Buden, D.; Trapp, T. J. "Space Nuclear Power Plant Technology

Development Philosophy for a Ground Engineering Phase", Proceedings

of the 20th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference vol 1

pp 358-66, 1985.

C.6c Nuclear Fusion

[C10] Miley, G. H. et al "Advanced Fusion Power: A preliminary

Assessment, final report 1986-1987". National Academy of Sciences

report #AD-A185903, 1987.

[C11] Eklund, P. M. "Quark-Catalyzed Fusion-Heated Rockets", AIAA

paper number 82-1218 presented at AIAA/SAE/ASME 18th Joint

Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 21-23 June 1982.

C.6d Nuclear Explosions

C.7 Matter Conversion Sources

C.7a Antimatter

[C12] Hora, H.; Loeb, H. W. "Efficient Production of Antihydrogen by

Laser for Space Propulsion", Z. Flugwiss. Weltraumforsch., v. 10 no. 6

pp 393-400, November-December 1986.

[C13] Forward, R. L., ed. "Mirror Matter Newsletter", self published, all

volumes, contains extensive bibliography.

C.7b Quantum Black Hole