Accession Number:

AD0269263

Title:

REPORT BY THE COMMITTEE ON MATERIALS ASPECTS OF AUXILIARY POWER UNITS FOR USE IN SPACE VEHICLES OF THE MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD

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Corporate Author:

MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NRC) WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1961-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

A survey was made of the field of energy conversion as applied to generation of power for space vehicles and was completely oriented toward the delineation of those materials research problems which must be solved in order to provide reliable and efficient systems. Chemical, solar, and nuclear energy sources are reviewed. Mechanical thermionic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, and direct conversion techniques and associated problems of ancillary systems of collectors, radiators, and storage devices are reported. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE