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Passive Thermochemical Energy Storage System for Low Power Sensor Modules for Space Applications

Abstract Surface exploration of the Moon and Asteroids can provide important information to scientists regarding the origins of the solar-system and life . Small robots and sensor modules can enable low-cost surface exploration. In the near future, they are the main machines providing these answers. Advanced in electronics, sensors and actuators enable ever smaller platforms, with compromising functionality. However similar advances haven’t taken place for power supplies and thermal control system. The lunar south pole has temperatures in the range of -100 to -150 oC. Similarly, asteroid surfaces can encounter temperatures of -150 oC. Most electronics and batteries do not work below -40 oC. An effective thermal control system is critical towards... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Rabade, Salil Rabade (Author) / Thangavelautham, Jekanthan (Advisor) / Huang, Huei Ping (Advisor) / Rykaczweksi, Konrad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Energy / Design / Passive thermal system / Sensor Module / System Design / Thernochemical Energy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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