Accession Number : AD0728749

Title :   Quarterly Operating Report for Radioisotopic Power Devices of the U. S. Navy, Volume 5, Number 2.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Apr 71-30 Jun 71.

Corporate Author : NAVAL NUCLEAR POWER UNIT FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date : 30 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Three new 25 watt and four 10 watt generators were added to the Navy inventory during this quarter and a contract for four additional 1 watt RPGs was awarded to the Gulf General Atomic Company. The annual parametric testing/health physics support visit to Fairway Rock Alaska, site of the oceanographic data collection and telemetering system which has been powered by RTG-1 since August 1966, was accomplished in mid June and it was confirmed that the generator is still delivering in excess of 18 watts to the load. The Naval Underwater Research and Development Center's internal wave experiment system powered by RTGs-4 and -14 was successfully placed in operation off Mission Beach, California on 21 June. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GENERATORS, THERMOELECTRICITY), (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION), NAVAL RESEARCH, WEATHER STATIONS, AUTOMATIC, UNDERWATER, POWER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Snap(systems For Nuclear Auxiliary Power) Tech

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE