Accession Number:

AD0738444

Title:

Portable Underwater Thermal Power System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1968-1971

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE