Accession Number : AD0861947

Title :   Advanced Design Battery Power Source for Aircrew Survival Transceivers and Beacons.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Mar 68-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : WHITTAKER CORP SAN DIEGO CA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Chand, Ramesh ; Smith, Donald A.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The objective of this effort is to provide an advanced battery power source for future survival transceivers and beacons carried by aircrew members as emergency equipment. The work carried out so far involved the screening of different couples with a view towards recommendation and final selection of a couple by the Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory. Lithium-cadmium fluoride, lithium-silver sulfide, and lithium-zinc fluoride couples were screened and the results are presented in this report along with a recommendation of a couple suitable for prototype battery fabrication and testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *POWER SUPPLIES), (*RESCUE BEACONS, SURVIVAL KITS), (*TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, SURVIVAL KITS), (*SURVIVAL KITS, ALKALINE BATTERIES, LITHIUM FLUORIDES, ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), ELECTROFORMING, BATTERY SEPARATORS, ELECTROLYTES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, HEAT TREATMENT, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, QUALITY CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE