Accession Number:

AD0741111

Title:

Operational Characteristics of Type Beta-1 and Beta-2 Isotopic Thermoelectric Generators (Ekspuatat Sionnye Kharakteristiki Izotopnykh Termoelektricheskikh Generatorov Tipa 'Beta-1' i 'Beta-2')

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1971-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE