Accession Number:

AD0654787

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A 100 WATT THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON N J THERMOELECTRIC PRODUCTS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of mating the BMI, multifuel ultrasonic atomizing burner with the RCA, SiGe thermoelectric converter into a 100 watt generator. A test unit was constructed and tests were run from which were projected the elements of a system capable of delivering 100 watts, net, up to operating elevations of 10,000 feet as required by SCL-7777. The work resulted in the following major conclusions 1 A multifuel, 100 watt net, thermoelectric generator operating to 10,000 feet is feasible. 2 The RCA thermoelectric structure, with minor modification, is fully adequate. 3 Further burner development is needed to improve ignition, eliminate smoke during start-up and to optimize the system. 4 The weight and volume requirements of SCL-7777 will be exceeded by approximately 50. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE