Accession Number : AD0435885


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-TEMPERATURE VAPORFILLED THERMIONIC CONVERTER FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS.


Descriptive Note : Summary technical rept., 9 Oct 62-30 Sep 63,


Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA LANCASTER PA


Personal Author(s) : Harbaugh,W E ; Buzzard,R J


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 206


Abstract : Modifications to improve the performance and extend the life of the A-1197A converter were made on the basis of information obtained in performance and life tests and a detailed computer analysis. A new nuclear-fueled converter, the RCA Development Type A-1272, was designed. In tests this converter produced more than 10 watts per square centimeter of emitter area. As a result of the experiments with electrically heated converters, the basic principles governing the behavior of series- and parallel-connected converters were defined, mathematical expressions for these basic principles were developed, a method was devised for designing converter systems for use in a reactor and computer programs were prepared that will predict the performance of such systems of converters. (Author)


Descriptors :   *THERMIONIC CONVERTERS , *ENERGY CONVERSION , NUCLEAR ENERGY , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , CONFIGURATIONS , URANIUM COMPOUNDS , OXIDES , MATERIALS , ELECTRODES , CESIUM , COMPATIBILITY , EQUATIONS , CLEANING , CERAMIC MATERIALS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE