Accession Number : AD0282348

Title :   MATERIALS PROBLEMS OF FLIGHT VEHICLE POWER

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : BARNEY,REX A.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Major objectives in materials research for energy conversion devices are: reliability, elevation of operating temperatures, weight reduction ofAUXILIARY SPACE POWER UNITS, AND SUITABILITY FOR THE OUTER-SPACE ENVIRONMENT. Materials for flight vehicle power sources are listed. The materials requirement, materials presently being used or proposed, and the limitations or areas of improvement are listed for each source. Radioisotope generator materials are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, ALLOYS, BOILERS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, COATINGS, ENERGY, ENERGY CONVERSION, FUEL CELLS, GENERATORS, ISOTOPES, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, METALS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, PLASTICS, REFRACTORY MATERIALS, SATELLITES (ARTIFICIAL), SOLAR CELLS, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACECRAFT, STORAGE BATTERIES, THERMAL RADIATION, THERMIONIC EMISSION, THERMOELECTRICITY, TURBINES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE