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TitlePower Supplies for Space Systems Quality Assurance by Sandia Laboratories
Author(s)Hannigan, R. L.; Harnar, R. R.
Publication DateJuly 1976
Report NumberSAND-76-0260
Unique IdentifierACC0165
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 7181057
Research OrgSandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, N. Mex. (USA)
Contract NoAT(29 1) 789
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)
Subject070300 Isotopic Power Supplies; 300300 Thermoelectric Generators; Spacecraft Power Supplies - Quality Assurance; Thermoelectric Generators Quality Assurance; Radioisotope Heat Sources; Sandia Laboratories
KeywordsDirect Energy Converters; Electronic Equipment; Heat Sources; National Organizations; Power Supplies; US AEC; US ERDA; US Organizations
Related Web PagesRTG -- History, the Curiosity, Voyager, and New Horizons
AbstractThe Sandia Laboratories` participation in Quality Assurance programs for Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators which have been used in space systems over the past 10 years is summarized. Basic elements of this QA program are briefly described and recognition of assistance from other Sandia organizations is included. Descriptions of the various systems for which Sandia has had the QA responsibility are presented, including SNAP 19 (Nimbus, Pioneer, Viking), SNAP 27 (Apollo), Transit, Multi Hundred Watt (LES 8/9 and MJS), and a new program, High Performance Generator Mod 3. The outlook for Sandia participation in RTG programs for the next several years is noted.
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