DEVELOPMENT OF A 100 WATT THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR.
Final rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Dec 66,
RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON N J THERMOELECTRIC PRODUCTS ENGINEERING
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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
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