Accession Number : AD0822370

Title :   RESEARCH ON NEW CONCEPTS IN ENERGY CONVERSION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 16, 1 Jun-31 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s) : Kerrebrock, Jack L. ; Hoffman, Myron A.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report is intended to review progress in a continuing study of advanced concepts in energy conversion. The objectives of this program are to identify promising new methods of energy conversion, and to carry out the research required to demonstrate their technical feasibility. Exploration has been made of the feasibility of Rankine-cycle space power systems incorporating nonequilibrium magnetohydrodynamic generators. At present, the major effort is directed toward obtaining a basic understanding of the behavior of such generators, by operating and analyzing a generator of realistic size. The system aspects of nuclear-MHD power systems are also being explored as well as the electrical behavior of alkali-metal vapors.

Descriptors :   (*ENERGY CONVERSION, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS), (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS), SPACECRAFT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RANKINE CYCLE, ALKALI METALS, VAPORS, EXHAUST GASES, SPACE PROPULSION, HEAT TRANSFER, ALKALI METALS, CONDENSATION, IONIZATION, DROPS, POWER SUPPLIES, HEAT SINKS.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE