Accession Number : AD0466700

Title :   PROJECT ATLANTIS REPORT. VOLUME IV.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date : 18 SEP 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : An examination of possible power sources for the moored, independent random-detector system of Project Atlantis is presented. Relatively low power-generation rates--of the order of one to 100 watts--should be adequate but that these rates should be maintained for at least one year and preferably longer. (t has also been assumed that, if the power is generated at low voltages, the voltage can be stepped up to the desired levels by electronic components, motor-driven generator sets, parallel charging of single cells of a storage battery, or similar procedures. In addition, if short-duration pulses of high power are needed, these will be obtained from a power source. It has been assumed that a distinct advantage accrues if the power-generating device is located several hundred feet below the surface of the ocean. Consequently, attention has been given to surface-situated devices, but a thorough investigation has not been made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POWER SUPPLIES, DETECTORS), UNDERWATER, ANTISUBMARINE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, POWER, OCEAN WAVES, ENERGY, SOLAR RADIATION, HEATERS, THERMAL RADIATION, WEIGHT, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, BATTERY COMPONENTS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, THERMODYNAMICS, HYDROGEN, VOLTAGE, STORAGE BATTERIES, DRY BATTERIES, WET CELLS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE