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SPS Concept Development and Evaluation

Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program

Conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA from 1977 to 1981, this study remains the largest to date. See press briefing about this study for a quick summary.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY REPORTS

  • Reference System Report: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program Reference System Report. DOE/ER-0023, October 1978. 322 pages. [PDF 13.1 MB]
  • Final Proceedings: Final Proceedings of the Solar Power Satellite Program Review, Conf-800491, July 1980. 696 pages. [Table of Contents] [PDF 56 MB]
  • Program Plan: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program July 1977 - August 1980. DOE/ET-0034, February 1978. 62 pages. [PDF 5.1 MB]
  • Program Summary: Satellite Power System (SPS) Program Summary. DOE/ER-0022, December 1978, 116 pages. [PDF 6.6 MB]
  • Program Summary: Satellite Power System SPS FY 79 Program Summary. DOE/ER-0037, January 1980, 201 pages. [PDF 6.0 MB]
  • Preliminary Assessment: Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program Preliminary Assessment. DOE/ER-0041, September 1979, 18 pages. [PDF 0.7 MB]
  • Findings: Program Assessment Report Statement of Findings. Satellite Power Systems Concept Development and Evaluation Program. DOE/ER-0085, November 1980. 75 pages. [PDF 6.8 MB]
  • Bibliography: A Bibliography for the Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program. DOE/ER-0098, April 1981. 251 pages (2 entries per page). [PDF 12.7 MB]
  • Questions and Answers: Some Questions and Answers About the Satellite Power System (SPS). DOE/ER-0049/1, January 1980. 47 pages. [PDF 2.4 MB]
  • Financial/Management Scenarios: Satellite Power System (SPS) Financial/Management Scenarios. Prepared by J. Peter Vajk. HCP/R-4024-03, October 1978. 69 pages. [PDF 3.7 MB]
  • Financial/Management Scenarios: Satellite Power System (SPS) Financial/Management Scenarios. Prepared by Herbert E. Kierolff. HCP/R-4024-13, October 1978. 66 pages. [PDF 2.7 MB]
  • Economic and Demographic Issues: Economic and Demographic Issues Related to Deployment of the Satellite Power System (SPS). ANL/EES-TM-23, October 1978. 71 pages. [PDF 3.5 MB]
  • Resource Requirements: Satellite Power System (SPS) Resource Requirements (Critical Materials, Energy, and Land). HCP/R-4024-02, October 1978. 127 pages. [PDF 7.3 MB]
  • Materials Assessment: A Methodology for Assessing Systems Material Requirements. DOE/ER-0040, January 1980. 45 pages. [PDF 1.8 MB]
  • Materials Assessment: Preliminary Materials Assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS). DOE/ER-0038, January 1980. 130 pages. [PDF 3.6 MB]
  • Rectenna Sites: Satellite Power System (SPS) State and Local Regulations as Applied to Satellite Power System Microwave Receiving Antenna Facilities. HCP/R-4024-05, October 1978. 92 pages. [PDF 4.9 MB]
  • Rectenna Sites: Satellite Power System (SPS) Mapping of Exclusion Areas For Rectenna Sites. HCP/R-4024-10, October 1978. 117 pages. [PDF 9.6 MB]
  • Space Transportation Cost Analysis: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Space Transportation Cost Analysis and Evaluation. DOE/ER-0086, November 1980. 142 pages. [PDF 5.3 MB]
  • Orbit Maintenance: Design Requirements for Orbit Maintenance of SPS Elements. DOE/ER-0087, November 1980. 71 pages. [PDF 2.5 MB]
  • Laser Transmission: Potential of Laser for SPS Power Transmission. HCP/R-4024-07, October 1978. 112 pages. [PDF 4.4 MB]
  • Emerging Technologies: Survey and Documentation of Emerging Technologies for the Satellite Power System (SPS). Prepared by Peter E. Glaser and Philip K. Chapman. DOE/ER-0097, April 1981. 132 pages. [PDF 5.6 MB]
  • International Agreements: Satellite Power System (SPS) International Agreements. Prepared by Carl Q. Christol. HCP/R-4024-08, October 1978. 283 pages. [PDF 10.4 MB]
  • International Agreements: Satellite Power System (SPS) International Agreements. Prepared by Stephen Grove. HCP/R-4024-12, October 1978. 86 pages. [PDF 3.7 MB]
  • Military Implications: On the Military Implications of a Satellite Power System, J. Peter Vajk, Robert Salkeld. December 1980. 182 pages. [PDF 16.6 MB]
  • Military Implications: Satellite Power System (SPS) Military Implications. Prepared by Michael J. Ozeroff. HCP/R-4024-01, October 1978. 46 pages. [PDF 1.6 MB]
  • Centralization/Decentralization: Satellite Power System (SPS) Centralization/Decentralization. HCP/R-4024-09, October 1978. 67 pages. [PDF 2.5 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment: A Methodology for the Comparative Assessment of the Satellite Power System (SPS) and Alternative Technologies. DOE/ER-0051, January 1980. 75 pages. [PDF 3.5 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment: Selection of Alternative Central-Station Technologies for the Satellite Power System (SPS) Comparative Assessment. DOE/ER-0052, April 1980. 17 pages. [PDF 0.6 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Land Use: Preliminary Comparative Assessment of Land Use for the Satellite Power System (SPS) and Alternative Electric Energy Technologies. DOE/ER-0054, April 1980. 25 pages. [PDF 1.2 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Climate and Energy: Climate and Energy: A Comparative Assessment of the Satellite Power System (SPS) and Alternative Energy Technologies. DOE/ER-0050, January 1980. 68 pages. [PDF 2.0 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Environmental Welfare: Comparative Assessment of Environmental Welfare Issues Associated with the Satellite Power System (SPS) and Alternative Technologies. DOE/ER-0055, April 1980. 101 pages. [PDF 4.8 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Net Energy Balance: Comparative Analysis of Net Energy Balance of Satellite Power Systems (SPS) and Other Energy Systems. DOE/ER-0056, April 1980. 131 pages. [PDF 3.9 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Health and Safety: Health and Safety: Preliminary Comparative Assessment of the Satellite Power System (SPS) and Other Energy Alternatives. DOE/ER-0053, April 1980. 125 pages. [PDF 4.3 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment - Health and Safety: Comparative Health and Safety Assessment of the Satellite Power System and Other Electrical Generation Alternatives. DOE/ER-0091, December 1980. 141 pages. [PDF 1.5 MB]
  • Health and Safety: Assessment of Zero Gravity Effects on Space Worker Health and Safety. DOE/ER/10025-T1, November 1980. 125 pages. [PDF 4.6 MB]
  • Health and Safety: Ionizing Radiation Risks to Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Workers in Space. DOE/ER-0094, December 1980. 56 pages. [PDF 0.5 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS). Volume 1: Executive Summary. DOE/ER-0021/1, October 1978. 48 pages. [PDF 1.7 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS). Volume 2: Detailed Assessment. DOE/ER-0021/2, October 1978. 174 pages [PDF 6.3 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program (CDEP). DOE/ER-0069, August 1980. 125 pages [PDF 8.9 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program - Atmospheric Effects. DOE/ER-0090, November 1980. 125 pages [PDF 9.4 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program - Microwave Health and Ecological Effects. DOE/ER-0035-2, November 1980. 144 pages. [PDF 5.8 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program - Nonmicrowave Health and Ecological Effects. DOE/ER-0089, November 1980. 87 pages. [PDF 5.5 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS): Studies of Honey Bees Exposed to 2.45 GHZ Continuous-Wave Electromagnetic Energy. DOE/ER-0095, December 1980. 144 pages. [PDF 4.2 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Impacts of the Satellite Power System (SPS) on the Middle Atmosphere. DOE/ER/110035-01, October 1980. 37 pages. [PDF 5.8 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Prototype Environmental Assessment of the Impacts of Siting and Constructing a Satellite Power System (SPS) Ground Receiving Station (GRS). DOE/ER-0072, August 1980. 270 pages. [PDF 2.5 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Ionospheric Effects of Rocket Exhaust Products (HEAO-C, Skylab, and SPS-HLLV). DOE/ER-0082. October 1980. 34 pages. [PDF 2.6 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment of the Satellite Power System - Concept Development and Evaluation Program - Effects of Ionospheric Heating on Telecommunications. DOE/ER/10003-T2, August, 1980. 95 pages. [PDF 3.3 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Impact Of SPS Heating on VLF, LF, and MF Telocommunications Systems Ascertained by Experimental Means. DOE/ER/10003-T1, July, 1980. 101 pages. [PDF 4.3 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental Assessment for the Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program - Electromagnetic Systems Compatibility. DOE/ER-0096, January, 1981. 92 pages. [PDF 2.8 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Satellite Power System (SPS) Brightness Due to Reflected Sunlight. DOE/ER-0081, October 1980. 76 pages. [PDF 2.6 MB]
  • Environmental Assessment: Workshop on Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Effects on Optical and Radio Astronomy. CONF-7905143, April 1980. 246 pages. [PDF 8.9 MB]
  • Public Acceptance: Satellite Power System (SPS) Public Acceptance. HCP/R-4024-04, October 1978. 85 pages. [PDF 4.7 MB]
  • Public Outreach: Satellite Power System (SPS) Public Outreach Experiment. DOE/ER-10041-T11, December 1980. 67 pages. [PDF 3.9 MB]
  • Student Participation: Satellite Power System (SPS) Student Participation. HCP/R-4024-06, October 1978. 97 pages. [PDF 4.1 MB]

NASA REPORTS:

  • 1978 Overview Paper/NASA Booklet: "Power from Space: A New Opportunity", by Hubert P. Davis, Chief, Transportation System Office, Johnson Space Center. Paper presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 71st Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, November 13, 1978. 20 pages [PDF 11.8 MB]
  • Preliminary Analysis: Satellite Power System Engineering and Economic Analysis Summary. NASA Technical Memorandum X-73344, November, 1976. 282 pages. [PDF 6.2 MB]
  • Concept Evaluation: Solar Power Satellite Concept Evalutation Activities Report July 1976 to June 1977, Volume 2, Detailed Report. NASA Technical Memorandum 74942, July, 1977. 1176 pages. [PDF 20.7 MB]
  • Technical Assessment: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 1, Technical Assessment Summary Report. NASA Technical Memorandum 58232, November 1980. 122 pages. [PDF 5.0 MB]
  • System Definition: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 2, System Definition. NASA Technical Memorandum 58236, July 1981. 121 pages. [PDF 8.0 MB]
  • Power Transmission and Reception: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 3, Power Transmission and Reception Technical Summary and Assessment. NASA Reference Publication 1076, July 1981. 281 pages. [PDF 18.1 MB]
  • Energy Conversion and Power Management: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 4, Energy Conversion and Power Management. NASA Technical Memorandum 58237, November 1981. 375 pages. [PDF 15.1 MB]
  • Construction and Operations: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 6, Construction and Operations. NASA Technical Memorandum 58233, April 1981. 217 pages. [PDF 12.6 MB]
  • Space Transportation: Satellite Power System Concept Development and Evaluation Program: Volume 7, Space Transportation. NASA Technical Memorandum 58238, November 1981. 260 pages. [PDF 12.0 MB]
  • Power Transmission and Reception: Solar Power Satellite Microwave Power Transmission and Reception, NASA Conference Publication 2141, 1980, 386 pages. [PDF 13.8 MB]
  • Cost Estimate: Solar Power Satellite Cost Estimate, NASA Technical Memorandum 58231, January 1981, 168 pages. [PDF 4.4 MB]
  • System Sizing Tradeoffs: Solar Power Satellite System Sizing Tradeoffs, NASA Technical Paper 1804, February 1981, 45 pages. [PDF 1.4 MB]

NASA CONTRACTOR REPORTS

Boeing Part 1 Reports (December 1976-May 1977)

  • Executive Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1, Volume 1: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-151554, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-20689-1, June 28, 1977, 32 pages. [PDF 5 MB]
  • System Requirements and Energy Conversion Options. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1, Volume 2: System Requirements and Energy Conversion Options. NASA-CR-151555, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-20689-2, July 29, 1977, 349 pages. [PDF 9.7 MB]
  • Construction, Transportation and Cost Analyses. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1, Volume 3: Construction, Transportation and Cost Analyses. NASA-CR-151556, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-20689-3, August 8, 1977, 285 pages. [PDF 8.3 MB]
  • SPS Transportation System Requirements. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1, Volume 4: SPS Transportation System Requirements. NASA-CR-151557, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-20689-4, August 1, 1977, 63 pages. [PDF 2.6 MB]
  • SPS Transportation: Representative System Descriptions. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1, Volume 5: SPS Transportation: Representative System Descriptions. NASA-CR-151558, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-20689-5, July 28, 1977, 262 pages. [PDF 6.7 MB]

Boeing Part 2 Reports (May 1977-October 1977)

  • Executive Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1 and Part 2, Volume 1: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-151665, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-1, December, 1977, 31 pages. [PDF 6.7 MB]
  • Technical Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 1 and Part 2, Volume 2: Technical Summary. NASA-CR-151666, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-2, December, 1977, 216 pages. [PDF 17.9 MB]
  • SPS Satellite Systems. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 3: SPS Satellite Systems. NASA-CR-151667, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-3, December, 1977, 227 pages. [PDF 17.0 MB]
  • Microwave Power Transmission Systems. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 4: Microwave Power Transmission Systems. NASA-CR-151668, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-4, December, 1977, 282 pages. [PDF 19.6 MB]
  • Space Operations. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 5: Space Operations. NASA-CR-151669, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-5, December, 1977, 289 pages. [PDF 10.1 MB]
  • Evaluation Data Book. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 6: Evaluation Data Book. NASA-CR-151670, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-6, December, 1977, 306 pages. [PDF 8.9 MB]
  • Final Briefing. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 7: Final Briefing. NASA-CR-151671, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-7, December 13, 1977, 435 pages. [PDF 16.1 MB]
  • SPS Launch Vehicle Ascent and Entry Sonic Overpressure and Noise Effects. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 2, Volume 8: SPS Launch Vehicle Ascent and Entry Sonic Overpressure and Noise Effects. NASA-CR-151672, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-22876-8, December, 1977, 69 pages. [PDF 5.6 MB]

Boeing Part 3 Reports (November 1977-March 1978)

  • Preferred Concept System Definition. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 3: Preferred Concept System Definition. NASA-CR-151746, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-24071-1, March, 1978, 358 pages. [PDF 21 MB]
  • Final Briefing. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Part 3: Final Briefing. NASA-CR-151673, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-24071-3, March 7, 1978, 430 pages. [PDF 8.0 MB]

Boeing Phase 1 (June 1978-December 1978) Final Reports

  • Executive Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 1, Phase 1, Final Report: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-160370, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-1, February 16, 1979, 29 pages. [PDF 4 MB]
  • Systems Analysis and Tradeoffs. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 2, Phase 1, Final Report: Systems Analysis and Tradeoffs. NASA-CR-160371, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-2, March 1, 1979, 547 pages. [PDF 24 MB]
  • Reference System Description. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 3, Phase 1, Final Report: Reference System Description. NASA-CR-160372, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-3, April 1, 1979, 357 pages. [PDF 24 MB]
  • Silicon Solar Cell Annealing Tests. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 4, Phase 1, Final Report: Silicon Solar Cell Annealing Tests. NASA-CR-160373, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-4, April, 1979, 93 pages. [PDF 35 MB]
  • Final Briefing: Executive Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 5, Phase 1, Final Briefing: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-160374, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-5, December, 1978, 132 pages. [PDF 5.4 MB]
  • Final Briefing: Space Construction and Transportation. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 6, Phase 1, Final Briefing: Space Construction and Transportation. NASA-CR-160375, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-6, December, 1978, 286 pages. [PDF 8.7 MB]
  • Final Briefing: SPS and Rectenna Systems Analyses. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 7, Phase 1, Final Briefing: SPS and Rectenna Systems Analyses. NASA-CR-160376, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25037-7, December, 1978, 280 pages. [PDF 4.7 MB]

Boeing Phase 2 (January 1979-December 1979) Final Reports

  • Executive Summary. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 1, Phase 2, Final Report: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-160540, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25461-1, November, 1979 (Revision A, February 1980), 36 pages. [PDF 4.6 MB]
  • Reference System Description. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 2, Phase 2, Final Report: Reference System Description. NASA-CR-160443, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25461-2, November, 1979 (Revision A, February 1980), 466 pages. [PDF 17 MB]
  • Operations and Systems Synthesis. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 3, Phase 2, Final Report: Operations and Systems Synthesis. NASA-CR-160480, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25461-3, November, 1979, 613 pages. [PDF 25 MB]
  • Technical Analysis Report. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 4, Phase 2, Final Report: Technical Analysis Report. NASA-CR-160565, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25461-4, December, 1979, 311 pages. [PDF 28 MB]
  • Final Briefing. Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Volume 5, Phase 2, Final Report: Final Briefing. NASA-CR-160380, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25461-5, November 5, 1979, 640 pages. [PDF 30 MB]

Boeing Phase 3 (January 1980-June 1980) Final Reports

  • Executive Summary: Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Final Report for Phase III, Volume 1: Executive Summary. NASA-CR-160742, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25969-1, June, 1980, 69 pages. [PDF 3.0 MB]
  • Final Briefing: Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Final Report for Phase III, Volume 2: Final Briefing. NASA-CR-160743, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25969-2, May 16, 1980, 435 pages. [PDF 9.8 MB]
  • Laser SPS Analysis: Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Final Report for Phase III, Volume 3: Laser SPS Analysis. NASA-CR-160744, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25969-3, June, 1980, 97 pages. [PDF 3.0 MB]
  • Solid State SPS Analysis: Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Final Report for Phase III, Volume 4: Solid State SPS Analysis. NASA-CR-160745, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25969-4, June, 1980, 79 pages. [PDF 6.0 MB]
  • Space Transportation Analysis: Solar Power Satellite System Definition Study, Final Report for Phase III, Volume 5: Space Transportation Analysis. NASA-CR-160746, Boeing Aerospace Co., D180-25969-5, June, 1980, 152 pages. [PDF 7.8 MB]

Rockwell March 1981 Report:

  • Executive Summary: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 1: Executive Summary. NASA Contractor Report 3392, Rockwell International, March 1981, 51 pages. [PDF 3.9 MB]
  • Systems Analysis: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 2: Systems/Subsystems Analysis. NASA Contractor Report 3393, Rockwell International, March 1981, 339 pages. [PDF 15.8 MB]
  • Transportation Analysis: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 3: Transportation Analysis. NASA Contractor Report 3394, Rockwell International, March 1981, 89 pages. [PDF 5.8 MB]
  • Operations Analysis: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 4: Operations Analysis. NASA Contractor Report 3395, Rockwell International, March 1981, 67 pages. [PDF 4.5 MB]
  • Systems Engineering: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 5: Systems Engineering/Integration Research and Technology. NASA Contractor Report 3396, Rockwell International, March 1981, 218 pages. [PDF 10.8 MB]
  • Cost and Programmatics: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 6, Part 1: Cost and Programmatics. NASA Contractor Report 3397, Rockwell International, March 1981, 84 pages. [PDF 4.8 MB]
  • Cost and Programmatics: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 6, Part 2: Cost and Programmatics Appendix. NASA Contractor Report 3398, Rockwell International, March 1981, 399 pages. [PDF 13.0 MB]
  • Requirements Databook: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Volume 7, System/Subsystem Requirements Databook. NASA Contractor Report 3399, Rockwell International, March 1981, 268 pages. [PDF 15.2 MB]

Rockwell September 1980 Report:

  • Executive Summary: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 1: Executive Summary. NASA Contractor Report 3317, Rockwell International, September 1980, 70 pages. [PDF 4.6 MB]
  • System Engineering: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 2, Part 1: System Engineering. NASA Contractor Report 3318, Rockwell International, September 1980, 262 pages. [PDF 14.4 MB]
  • System Engineering: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 2, Part 2: System Engineering. NASA Contractor Report 3319, Rockwell International, September 1980, 440 pages. [PDF 21.0 MB]
  • Experimental Verification Definition: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 3, Experimental Verification Definition. NASA Contractor Report 3320, Rockwell International, September 1980, 150 pages. [PDF 5.8 MB]
  • Transportation Analysis: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 4, Transportation Analysis. NASA Contractor Report 3321, Rockwell International, September 1980, 276 pages. [PDF 9.5 MB]
  • In-Depth Element Investigation: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 6, In-Depth Element Investigation. NASA Contractor Report 3323, Rockwell International, September 1980, 101 pages. [PDF 5.0 MB]
  • Requirements Data Book: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study, Volume 7, System/Subsystem Requirements Data Book. NASA Contractor Report 3324, Rockwell International, September 1980, 123 pages. [PDF 15.2 MB]

Other Rockwell Reports:

  • Laser Studies 1: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Laser Studies Volume 1: Laser Environmental Impact Study. NASA Contractor Report 3346, Rockwell International, November 1980, 87 pages. [PDF 5.9 MB]
  • Laser Studies 2: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Laser Studies Volume 2: Meteorological Effects on Laser Beam Propagation and Direct Solar Pumped Lasers for the SPS. NASA Contractor Report 3347, Rockwell International, November 1980, 143 pages. [PDF 6.6 MB]
  • Solid State Amplifier: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit D), Solid State Amplifier Investigation, Rockwell International, October 1980, 118 pages. [PDF 3.6 MB]
  • Flight Test Article: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) LSST Systems Analysis and Integration Task for Flight Test Article. NASA Contractor Report 3375, Rockwell International, February 1981, 183 pages. [PDF 7.2 MB]
  • Executive Summary: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit C), Volume 1, Executive Summary. Rockwell International, March 1979, 183 pages. [PDF 3.5 MB]
  • Special Emphasis Studies: Satellite Power Systems (SPS) Concept Definition Study (Exhibit C), Volume 5, Special Emphasis Studies. Rockwell International, March 1979, 253 pages. [PDF 12.2 MB]

Other Contractor Reports:

  • Feasibility Study: Feasibility Study of a Satellite Solar Power Station. Nasa Contractor Report 2357. Peter E. Glaser, Owen E. Maynard, John Mackovciak, and Eugene L. Ralph. Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA. February 1974, 204 pages. [PDF 9.2 MB]
  • Rectenna Siting: Satellite Power System (SPS) Rectenna Siting: Availibility and Distribution of Nominally Eligible Sites. Bill Allen Bavinger, James B. Blackburn, Jr., and Allan D. Kotin, Rice University Space Solar Power Research Program and Kotin & Regan, Inc., April 1980, 281 pages. [PDF 11.9 MB]
  • Electrostatic Protection of the SPS: Electrostatic Protection of the Solar Power Satellite and the Rectenna, Part 1: Protection of the Solar Power Satellite. NASA Contractor Report 3344, Rice University, September 1980, 35 pages. [PDF 1.7 MB]
  • Lightning Protection of the Rectenna: Electrostatic Protection of the Solar Power Satellite and the Rectenna, Part 2: Lightning Protection of the Rectenna. NASA Contractor Report 3345, Rice University, September 1980, 125 pages. [PDF 6.2 MB]
  • Salvage and Disposal: Satellite Power System Salvage and Disposal Alternatives. NASA Contractor Report 3349, ECON, Inc., November 1980, 89 pages. [PDF 5.5 MB]
  • Antenna Pointing Control: Satellite Power System (SPS) Antenna Pointing Control. NASA Contractor Report 3350, University of Tennessee, November 1980, 86 pages. [PDF 3.4 MB]
  • Magnetron Tube Assessment: Satellite Power System (SPS) Magnetron Tube Assessment Study. NASA Contractor Report 3383, William C. Brown, Raytheon Company, February 1981, 190 pages. [PDF 8.8 MB]
  • Automatic Phase Control: Automatic Phase Control in Solar Power Satellite Systems, LinCom Corporation, February 1978, 131 pages. [PDF 4.3 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Solid State SPS Microwave Generation and Transmission Study Volume I, Phase II Final Report. NASA Contractor Report 3338, Owen E. Maynard, Raytheon Company, 1980, 231 pages. [PDF 9.4 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Solid State SPS Microwave Generation and Transmission Study Volume II, Phase II Final Report, Appendices. NASA Contractor Report 3339, Owen E. Maynard, Raytheon Company, November 1980, 114 pages. [PDF 4.0 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Microwave Power Transmission System Studies, Volume II: Introduction, Organization, Environmental and Spaceborne Systems Analyses. NASA Contractor Report 134886, Raytheon Company, December 1975, 271 pages. [PDF 8.7 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Microwave Power Transmission System Studies, Volume III, Section 8: Mechanical Systems and Flight Operations. NASA Contractor Report 134886, Raytheon Company, December 1975, 237 pages. [PDF 11.3 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Microwave Power Transmission System Studies, Volume IV, Sections 9-14 with Appendices. NASA Contractor Report 134886, Raytheon Company, December 1975, 236 pages. [PDF 6.0 MB]
  • Microwave Transmission: Microwave Beamed Power Technology Improvement, Final Report. NASA Contractor Report 163043, William C. Brown, Raytheon Company, May 1980, 148 pages. [PDF 8.2 MB]
  • Receiving Terminal: Electronic and Mechanical Improvement of the Receiving Terminal of a Free-Space Microwave Power Transmission System. NASA Contractor Report 135194, William C. Brown, Raytheon Company, August 1977, 158 pages. [PDF 8.1 MB]
  • Laser Power: Laser Power Conversion System Analysis, Final Report, Volume II. NASA Contractor Report 159523, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, September 1978, 136 pages. [PDF 4.0 MB]
  • Environmental Effects: Compilation and Assessment of Microwave Bioeffects: A Selective Review of the Literature of Microwaves in Relation to the Satellite Power System. Battelle Memorial Institute Pacific Northwest Laboratory. PNL-2634 UC-41. May 1978, 87 pages. [PDF 0.6 MB]
  • Radiation Environment: Workshop on the Radiation Environment of the Satellite Power System. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, September 1978, 263 pages. [PDF 5.2 MB]
  • Comparative Assessment: An Initial Comparative Assessment of Orbital and Terrestrial Central Power Systems. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, March 1977, 159 pages. [PDF 6.2 MB]

 


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