100 WATT THERMOELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM FOR BUOY APPLICATIONS.
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP LIMA OHIO
During this reporting period the preliminary design of the thermoelectric generator, electric control, fuel piping and air ducting has been finalized and the information is in drafting. The mechanical design of the control unit was changed to incorporate the recommendations of the design review board. The bismuth-telluride module life test has accumulated over 2000 hours of operation with only 3.8 deterioration in power output. Test and feasibility couples of the lead-telluride, germanium-bismuth-telluride type have been built. Author