Ensuring Uninterrupted Power Supply to Lunar Installations Through an Organic Rankine Cycle

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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

F. Francisco, O. Bertolami
(Submitted on 8 Apr 2019)

We propose using the temperature gradients between the Moon's surface and the soil at a certain depth to power an Organic Rankine Cycle that could supply a permanent installation, particularly at night, when solar power is not available. Our theoretical and engineering considerations show that, with existing working fluids and quite feasible technical requirements, it is possible to continuously yield 25kW to sustain a 3 member crew.

Comments:    8 pages, 3 tables, 3 figures
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph)
Cite as:    arXiv:1904.03944 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1904.03944v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Frederico Francisco [view email]
[v1] Mon, 8 Apr 2019 10:55:19 UTC (521 KB)

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