SNAP-7A ISOTOPIC POWER SUPPLY FOR BUOYS.
COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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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
- Marine Engineering
- SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) Technology