Development of a Modular 100-Watt Flame Heated Thermionic Diode.
Semiannual summary technical rept. no. 2, 1 Jul-31 Dec 68,
THERMO ELECTRON CORP WALTHAM MA
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The report summarizes work performed to design, fabricate and test 100-watt flame heated thermionic diode modules and to evaluate the test results on a performance index P.I.. The criterion to evaluate the thermionic diode module performance is a weighted compilation of the following parameter values goal for P.I. 1 operating life 500 hours, output power 104 watts, output voltage 0.5 volts, efficiency 8, emitter temperature 1375C, weight 0.97 pound. The method for compiling the performance index, and the performance index for the second six-month period, including test results, are presented. Author
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