According to the document:

“By the year 2000, an increasingly large portion of our national defense will depend on space-based systems. As part of a broader set of new research initiatives in support of space systems, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is sponsoring basic research that may be applicable to the development of megawatt-level space prime-power systems. (The emphasis of this particular new initiative is prime-power versus pulsed power including power conditioning, such as fly-wheel or inductive storage, for which there are existing programs.) To assist AFOSR, R and D Associates organized a special conference on prime-power for high-energy space systems, compiled the proceedings of the conference, and provided a review document identifying basic research areas in support of future space prime-power development. This document is the Appendix of the present report. The intent has been to focus on basic vs applied research and to provide guidance and assistance to prospective researchers. In this last regard, a bibliography of space prime-power is contained in the appended document.”

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Research Needs: Prime-Power for High Energy Space Systems, June 1982 [104 Pages, 4.9MB]

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