Operational Characteristics of Type Beta-1 and Beta-2 Isotopic Thermoelectric Generators (Ekspuatat Sionnye Kharakteristiki Izotopnykh Termoelektricheskikh Generatorov Tipa 'Beta-1' i 'Beta-2')
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Both generators were tested in use, supporting meteorological stations. The characteristics of the Beta-1 varied from the predicted values with time, but never by as much as 10. The Beta-2 was found to be particularly safe and reliable in operation over extended periods, and can be used for terms of 5 years or more.
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