Accession Number:

AD0436310

Title:

THERMIONIC CONVERTER LIFE AND REPEATABILITY INVESTIGATION.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 2 Jan-31 Mar 64,

Corporate Author:

THERMO ELECTRON ENGINEERING CORP WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The two major goals of the program are 1 to develop a clear understanding of the factors which affect the life and performance of thermionic converters through the use of adequate diagnostic tools, and 2 to acquire the technology and techniques necessary to design and fabricate experimental converters having long life and high power output on a repeatable and predictable basis. Towards these goals, life test equipment was designed to enable testing any converter for long-sustained life as well as for cyclic life evaluations. Furthermore, diagnostic facilities are incorporated in the design of the life test stations. In addition to the life test equipment, a cesium vapor, repairable thermionic converter was designed and fabricated. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE