Portable Underwater Thermal Power System
Final rept. 1968-1971
NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The report covers the background research, design, and development of a portable thermal power system intended for underwater use. The resulting power system develops 1 hp, operates in a diesel cycle, and uses the liquid monopropellant Otto Fuel, Composition II. By using combustion by-products as a recompression medium, the power system achieves a remote operating capability that would make it completely independent of surface support and, therefore, useful in many underwater applications, such as powering diver tools, submersibles, and weapons systems.
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