Accession Number:

AD0262008

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT, WATER-ACTIVATED BATTERY FOR A SUPERHET RADIOSONIDE

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Corporate Author:

ELECTRIC STORAGE BATTERY CO MADISON WIS RAY-O-VAC DIV

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Report Date:

1960-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A program was set up to develop a lighweight, water-activated battery for a Superhet radiosonde. Experience obtained from the fulfillment of production contracts of similar battery packs was utilized to arrive at a battery having the required capacity, and possessing a reliable construction at a reasonable cost. The final design was a battery pack 2-12 in. in height, 6-716 in. long and 4-1116 in. wide weighing approximately 560 g dry and 875 g activated. Average capacities are 188 min at moderate temperature, 207 min at low and high-low temperature tests. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE