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Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA’s Space Solar Power Investment Strategy FAcronyms and Abbreviations AC alternating current AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics a-Si amorphous silicon AST Advanced Space Transportation (program) B billion CIGS copper indium gallium diselenide cm centimeter CNES Centre National d’Études Spatiales (French Space Agency) DC direct current DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy EH&S environmental health and safety EOL end of life EPRI Electric Power Research Institute ESA European Space Agency ETI Earth-to-orbit transportation and infrastructure ETO Earth to orbit ft foot g gravity level at Earth’s surface GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit GHz gigahertz GPS ground power system GW gigawatt HEDS Human Exploration and Development of Space (NASA) in. inch IS intelligent system ISS International Space Station ISTI in-space transportation and infrastructure ITAM integrated technology analysis methodology kg kilogram km kilometer kW kilowatt kW-hr kilowatt-hour LEO low Earth orbit M million m2 square meter m3 cubic meter MBG muti-band gap MHD magnetohydrodynamics
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Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA’s Space Solar Power Investment Strategy μm micrometer MSC model system category mW milli-watt MW megawatt NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NRC National Research Council NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory NRO National Reconnaissance Office OTA Office of Technology Assessment PMAD power management and distribution PS platform systems PV photovoltaic PVMat PV Manufacturing Technology R&D research and development R&T research and technology RMS Remote Manipulator System SAIM space assembly, inspection, and maintenance SCMC structural concepts, materials, and controls SERT SSP Exploratory Research and Technology (program) SIM systems integration and management SLA stretched lens array SLI Space Launch Initiative SMOC Senior Management Oversight Committee SPG solar power generation SPMAD space power management and distribution SPS solar power satellite SSP space solar power TFD technology flight demonstration TMM thermal materials and management TRL technology readiness level TSX Tele-robotic Shuttle Experiment USAF U.S. Air Force W watt WPT wireless power transmission YAG yttrium aluminum garnet yr year
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