Accession Number:

ADA059384

Title:

Direct Energy Conversion Devices and Their Potential Naval Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-15 Oct 76,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD ENERGY-ENVIRONMENT STUDY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Direct energy conversion devices may be used as prime movers, refrigerating machines, etc. and are endowed with characteristics well suited to diverse naval applications. Despite this, not much effort has been invested in the U.S. Navy in their development. There is a real and urgent need for the initiation of substantial fundamental work in this area. Developments of thermoelectric converters, thermionic generators, photovoltaic cells, MHD systems and fuel cells are surveyed. A comparison between conventional energy conversion and direct energy conversion in size, weight, and efficiency is made. Potential utilization of these direct conversion devices to our Navy is studied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE