Accession Number:

AD0272152

Title:

A SOLAR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SYSTEM STUDY

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Corporate Author:

HAMILTON STANDARD WINDSOR LOCKS CONN

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results of a 2-part theoretical and practical program on a static solar thermoelectric generator are presented. The theoretical paper design study of a 1500-w power supply for a vehicle in a 300-mi earth oriented orbit is given. A mathematical treatment is employed for heat transfer and thermoelectric analysis, energy storage requirements, and supporting structure stress analysis. Unfolding and orientation systems are also described. The design, fabrication, and development testing of a 5-w ground model is also discussed. Manufacturing problems and their solutions are outlined, with detailed attention being given to the component parts. Data accumulated during endurance and cyclic running are presented in tabular and graphical form. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE