Accession Number:

AD0466700

Title:

PROJECT ATLANTIS REPORT. VOLUME IV.

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

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Report Date:

1959-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

An examination of possible power sources for the moored, independent random-detector system of Project Atlantis is presented. Relatively low power-generation rates--of the order of one to 100 watts--should be adequate but that these rates should be maintained for at least one year and preferably longer. t has also been assumed that, if the power is generated at low voltages, the voltage can be stepped up to the desired levels by electronic components, motor-driven generator sets, parallel charging of single cells of a storage battery, or similar procedures. In addition, if short-duration pulses of high power are needed, these will be obtained from a power source. It has been assumed that a distinct advantage accrues if the power-generating device is located several hundred feet below the surface of the ocean. Consequently, attention has been given to surface-situated devices, but a thorough investigation has not been made. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE