Accession Number : AD0273336

Title :   PHOTOGENERATOR POWER CONVERSION STUDY

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : LIMANSKY,I. ; WOOD,E.F. ; JENSEN,A.S.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Ways and means of constructing developmental models of a close-spaced, thin, solar power converter using the photoemissive principle were investigated. The report discusses the merits of several designs; the equipment and techniquesAVAILABLE TO FABRICATE, PROCESS AND TEST THESE DEVICES; AND ANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. In particular, the criticalness of the in-vacuum sealing is treated and a sealing fixture, wherein different sealing methods may be tested reproducibly, is described. A demountable process tube is described and compared with the WX-4220, an early process control tube. Chemical processing and vacuum processing techniques and problems are discussed. Using these processes, several component parts for the design were constructed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GENERATORS, *PHOTOTUBES, *POWER TRANSFORMERS, *SOLAR CELLS, ANODES (ELECTRON TUBES), CATHODES (ELECTRON TUBES), CLEANING, DESIGN, ELECTRON TUBES, GLASS, INSULATION, MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, PHOTOSENSITIVITY, PROCESSING, PRODUCTION, SOLAR RADIATION, TEST METHODS, VACUUM SEALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE