Accession Number:

AD0734219

Title:

Manufacture and Use of Atomic Batteries,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-22

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the development and use of atomic powered batteries as energy sources in space research and operations. Their characteristics are compared with those of chemical batteries and advantages and disadvantages are pointed out, including economic factors favoring or disfavoring their use. The various methods of converting radioactive decay energy into electrical energy are considered along with the various methods of constructing the batteries.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE