Accession Number : AD0757087

Title :   Performance Reliability Calculation for a Modular Solar Thermoelectric Generator,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Malevskii,Yu. N.

Report Date : 10 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Analysis is given of the overall reliability of a solar energy converter unit composed of thermoelectric modules, as a function of the reliability of individual photocells and component modules. Expressions are given to determine the reliability of various module circuit designs having the modules in series, parallel and combined connections. The usefulness of redundancy in these designs is noted. Suggestions are given concerning the selection of module circuit designs most suitable for given operational requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GENERATORS, *THERMOELECTRICITY), SOLAR RADIATION, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), RELIABILITY, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE