DEVELOPMENT OF A ENCAPSULATED THERMIONIC POWER GENERATOR
MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD
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The engineering design of the double diode thermionic power generator has been completed. Fabrication of several component parts has been initiated. The parts for the fueled emitters are almost completely fabricated with only assembly and final machining remaining. The manufacture of other generator components including the collector temperature control assembly and the ceramic-to-metal seals has been initiated. The engineering design of the clad fuel elements has been completed and the first element, similar in configuration to the fueled emitter, has been fabricated. The vacuum test chamber has been fabricated and is undergoing preliminary outgassing.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution