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TitleGPHS RTGs in Support of the Cassini RTG Program. Final Technical Report, January 11, 1991 - April 30, 1998
Publication DateAugust 1998
Report NumberDOE/SF/18852--T97
Unique IdentifierACC0162
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE99001302; OSTI ID: 296824
Research OrgLockheed Martin Astronautics, Valley Forge Operations, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Contract NoAC03 91SF18852
Sponsoring OrgUS DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Subject30 Direct Energy Conversion; 07 Isotope and Radiation Source Technology; Progress Report; Spacecraft Power Supplies; Thermoelectric Generators; Radioisotope Batteries; Radioisotope Heat Sources; Design; Performance Testing
KeywordsRadioisotope Thermoelectric Generators, RTG
Related Web PagesRTG -- History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons
AbstractAs noted in the historical summary, this program encountered a number of changes in direction, schedule, and scope over the period 11 January 1991 to 31 December 1998. The report provides a comprehensive summary of all the varied aspects of the program over its seven and a quarter years, and highlights those aspects that provide information beneficial to future radioisotope programs. In addition to summarizing the scope of the Cassini GPHS RTG Program provided as background, the introduction includes a discussion of the scope of the final report and offers reference sources for information on those topics not covered. Much of the design heritage of the GPHS RTG comes from the Multi Hundred Watt (MHW) RTGs used on the Lincoln Experimental Satellites (LES) 8/9 and Voyager spacecraft. The design utilized for the Cassini program was developed, in large part, under the GPHS RTG program which produced the Galileo and Ulysses RTGs. Reports from those programs included detailed documentation of the design, development, and testing of converter components and full converters that were identical to, or similar to, components used in the Cassini program.
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