271. Electrical Equipment Weight Considerations for High Temperature Environments


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F K Moon: 271. Electrical Equipment Weight Considerations for High Temperature Environments. 1960.



This paper was presented at the Nineteenth National Conference of the Society of Aeronautical Weight Engineers at Los Angeles, California, May 16 – 19, 1960. The technology of aeronautical and space operations is advancing at an accelerated rate. Design goals are now aimed at increased aircraft flight speeds and eventual space travel. The electrical power required to run the diversified systems and possible eventual electrical propulsion of these aero-space vehicles has increased in magnitude to become one of the major items contributing to their success. The weight of these systems is increasing at an even faster rate. Since each pound of weight in these systems has a significant effect on the range and pay load of these vehicles, the electrical system weight has become of prime importance to the weight engineer. Although the projected need for electrical energy shows an almost exponential rise, ways to minimize proportionate weight increases demand the utmost consideration. This paper will point out the weight trends that electrical systems are taking and consider some of the possible ways of minimizing these increases.


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