Accession Number:

AD0617603

Title:

100 WATT THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 65,

Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON N J ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND DEVICES

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Report Date:

1965-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A number of modifications were made on the thermoelectric couple design. These modifications were prompted by the module power output performance obtained during the last quarter. A number of modules incorporating the previous design were operated for extended periods under open circuit and matched load conditions, design operating temperatures and overshoot temperatures. The performance of these modules was reliable at the required operating conditions. The burner radiant construction has been established and has been found to be a good compromise between heat transferring ability, desired flux distribution and service life. No major difficulties were encountered when the exhaust duct, vaporizer heat-exchanger, gasoline burner and thermoelectric converter were operational tested. These limited operational tests have shown that the burner combusts leaded gasoline in accordance with all design requirements. In the area of auxiliary component and control devices, the shunt voltage regulator is essentially the same as that described last month except that the base connection of the gate transistor is brought to a rotary switch at the generator instrument panel where one of four regulated outputs may be selected. The starting burner was designed around a NGTE air blast atomizer. Initial tests on this burner indicate that it heats the vaporizer heat exchanger with little or no difficulty. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE