Accession Number : AD0801246

Title :   LOW INPUT VOLTAGE CONVERSION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 8 (Final), 1 Mar 64-27 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC HOPKINS MN ORDNANCE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lingle, John T. ; Buren, Francis W. ; Jenson, Kenneth J.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : The report investigates the development of low input voltage converter-regulators (LIVCR) capable of efficiently converting the low voltage power (0.4 to 4 volts) of single-cell energy conversion power sources to a higher, more usable regulated voltage (e.g., 28 vdc). LIVCR models with demonstrated efficiencies between 70 percent and 90 percent were achieved. The technical data, together with the LIVCR models developed during this program, will provide the power system designer with the tools to design efficient, economical, and reliable power systems utilizing low-voltage energy conversion sources directly applicable to current and future military requirements for light weight, portable electrical power sources. As a recommendation, future work might be directed toward the design of specific power supplies for incorporation into specific energy conversion power systems for silent field applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POWER TRANSFORMERS, ENERGY CONVERSION), (*VOLTAGE REGULATORS, ENERGY CONVERSION), (*ENERGY CONVERSION, POWER EQUIPMENT), SEMICONDUCTORS, CIRCUITS, TRANSISTORS, INVERTERS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, THERMOELECTRICITY, MAGNETIC CORES, SERVOMECHANISMS, FUEL CELLS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, OSCILLATORS, HEAT TRANSFER, LEAD(METAL), GEOMETRY, THERMAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE