Accession Number:

ADA001210

Title:

Radioisotope Sources of Electric Power

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The basic principles of operation of radioisotope current sources for various purposes are summarized. Structural diagrams of contemporary radioisotope thermoelectric generators are surveyed. Methods of obtaining radioisotope sources of thermal energy are described and their physical and radiation characteristics given. Problems of radiation safety during work with radioisotope thermoelectric generators are reviewed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE