THE DEVELOPMENT OF AIONIC CONVERTER MODULE SUITABLE FOR LIQUID METAL HEATING
Quarterly technical rept. no. 5, 15 Dec 1962 1 Apr 1963
RADIO CORP OF AMERICA LANCASTER PA
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Development continued of thermionic energy converters for space applications. Work continued on optimization of geometry and ceramic insulation between emitters and the heat source. This work will include the development of a thermionic generator module to develop 3.0 V of potential from a liquid metal heat source. A converter, Type A-1198B, achieved output power in excess of 40 w at specified conditions. A three converter unit was designed to investigate the processing assembly procedures and unwanted low voltage arcs before fabrication of 3-V generator begins.
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