Inductive Power Transfer for Spaceflight Systems

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34913
Published August 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed technology that uses inductive power transfer (IPT) for wireless power interfaces between spaceflight elements (such as the payload, vehicle, and pad). Current spaceflight systems require traditional hardwire connections for power interfaces. This introduces risk of failure due to such factors as bent pins and contact contamination, as well as other disadvantages.