Accession Number:

ADA283905

Title:

Power System Assessment for the Burnt Mountain Seismic Observatory

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1992-1 Apr 1994

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

A team of scientists and engineers of the US Air Forces Wright Laboratory conducted a study of electrical power technologies for use by the Air Force in operating a seismic observatory on Burnt Mountain in the Alaskan Interior. This assessment evaluated a number of proven candidate power generation technologies including, radioisotope and propane-fueled thermoelectric generators RTGs and TEGs , engine and wind-driven mechanical generators, chemical storage batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaics, and electrical transmission lines from Fort Yukon to Burnt Mountain. After initial evaluations were completed, the study focused on the most promising technologies, thermoelectric generators RTGs and TEGs and photovoltaic generators PV. Several power systems based on emerging-technologies were also evaluated to include, thermionic, thermal photovoltaic, Stirling, alkali metal thermoelectric converters AMTEC, and hydrogen thermoelectric converters HYTEC.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE