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Title: STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR POWER SOURCE FOR FIVE-WATT U.S. COAST GUARD LIGHT BUOY. Final Report

Abstract

The objectives of the SNAP 7A program were to design, manufacture, test, and deliver a five-watt electric generation system for a U. S. Coast Guard 8 x 26E light buoy. The 10-watt Sr/sup 90/ thermoelectric generator, the d-c-to-d-c converter, batteries and the method of installation in the light buoy are describcd. The SNAP 7A generator was fueled with four capsules containing a total of 40,800 curies of Sr/sup 90/ titanate. After fueling and testing, the SNAP 7A electric generating system was installed in the Coast Guard light buoy at Baltimore, Maryland, on December 15, 1961. Operation of the buoy lamp is continuous. (auth)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Co. Nuclear Div., Baltimore
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4799588
Report Number(s):
MND-P-2720
NSA Number:
NSA-16-013695
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-3)-217
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BATTERIES; FABRICATION; GENERATORS; LIGHT; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; POWER; RADIOACTIVITY; SNAP SYSTEMS; SPACE VEHICLES; STRONTIUM 91; STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS; TESTING; THERMOELECTRIC CELLS; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSDUCERS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

None. STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR POWER SOURCE FOR FIVE-WATT U.S. COAST GUARD LIGHT BUOY. Final Report. United States: N. p., 1962. Web. doi:10.2172/4799588.
None. STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR POWER SOURCE FOR FIVE-WATT U.S. COAST GUARD LIGHT BUOY. Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/4799588.
None. Thu . "STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR POWER SOURCE FOR FIVE-WATT U.S. COAST GUARD LIGHT BUOY. Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/4799588. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4799588.
@article{osti_4799588,
title = {STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR POWER SOURCE FOR FIVE-WATT U.S. COAST GUARD LIGHT BUOY. Final Report},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {The objectives of the SNAP 7A program were to design, manufacture, test, and deliver a five-watt electric generation system for a U. S. Coast Guard 8 x 26E light buoy. The 10-watt Sr/sup 90/ thermoelectric generator, the d-c-to-d-c converter, batteries and the method of installation in the light buoy are describcd. The SNAP 7A generator was fueled with four capsules containing a total of 40,800 curies of Sr/sup 90/ titanate. After fueling and testing, the SNAP 7A electric generating system was installed in the Coast Guard light buoy at Baltimore, Maryland, on December 15, 1961. Operation of the buoy lamp is continuous. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4799588},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {2}
}