Accession Number : AD0654787

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A 100 WATT THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON N J THERMOELECTRIC PRODUCTS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Van Heyst,H. P. ; Fortin,Robert C.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of mating the BMI, multifuel ultrasonic atomizing burner with the RCA, SiGe thermoelectric converter into a 100 watt generator. A test unit was constructed and tests were run from which were projected the elements of a system capable of delivering 100 watts, net, up to operating elevations of 10,000 feet as required by SCL-7777. The work resulted in the following major conclusions: (1) A multifuel, 100 watt (net), thermoelectric generator operating to 10,000 feet is feasible. (2) The RCA thermoelectric structure, with minor modification, is fully adequate. (3) Further burner development is needed to improve ignition, eliminate smoke during start-up and to optimize the system. (4) The weight and volume requirements of SCL-7777 will be exceeded by approximately 50%. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GENERATORS, *THERMOELECTRICITY), ENERGY CONVERSION, HEATERS, IGNITION, FUELS, COMBUSTION

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE