Accession Number:

AD0632991

Title:

SNAP-7A ISOTOPIC POWER SUPPLY FOR BUOYS.

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

One SNAP-7A system was evaluated for approximately four years since its original delivery by the contractor. The performance of the SNAP-7A system deteriorated much more rapidly than predicted, so that its performance after four years is below that predicted at the end of its expected ten-year life. The fault appears to be a deterioration of the thermoelements in the thermoelectric generator of the system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE