Accession Number:

AD0435885

Title:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-TEMPERATURE VAPORFILLED THERMIONIC CONVERTER FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS.

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Summary technical rept., 9 Oct 62-30 Sep 63,

Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA LANCASTER PA

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

Modifications to improve the performance and extend the life of the A-1197A converter were made on the basis of information obtained in performance and life tests and a detailed computer analysis. A new nuclear-fueled converter, the RCA Development Type A-1272, was designed. In tests this converter produced more than 10 watts per square centimeter of emitter area. As a result of the experiments with electrically heated converters, the basic principles governing the behavior of series- and parallel-connected converters were defined, mathematical expressions for these basic principles were developed, a method was devised for designing converter systems for use in a reactor and computer programs were prepared that will predict the performance of such systems of converters. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE