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Title: SNAP 7 PROGRAM TASK 8--STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 3, May 1, 1961 through July 31, 1961

Abstract

The SNAP 7 program is being conducted for the purpose of developing 4 radioisotope fueled thermoelectric power generation systems. An important phase of this program is the processing of Sr/sup 90/ into heat sources for these systems. The thermoelectric reliability breadboard model and the operating model of the 10-watt thermoelectric generator were assembled and prepared for tests. The SNAP 7B and 7D 60-watt thermoelectric generators were designed, materials were received, and fabrication of components was initiated. Fuel process engineering, nuclear chemistry audit, and manufacturing fuel processing equipment achievements are discussed. (M.C.G.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Co. Nuclear Div., Baltimore
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4829696
Report Number(s):
MND-P-2483-3
NSA Number:
NSA-16-003967
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:
SPACE APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY; FABRICATION; HEATING; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; PLANNING; POWER; RADIOCHEMISTRY; REMOTE CONTROL; SNAP SYSTEMS; STRONTIUM 90; THERMOELECTRIC CELLS; THERMOELECTRICITY; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

West, W. SNAP 7 PROGRAM TASK 8--STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 3, May 1, 1961 through July 31, 1961. United States: N. p., 1962. Web. doi:10.2172/4829696.
West, W. SNAP 7 PROGRAM TASK 8--STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 3, May 1, 1961 through July 31, 1961. United States. doi:10.2172/4829696.
West, W. Wed . "SNAP 7 PROGRAM TASK 8--STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 3, May 1, 1961 through July 31, 1961". United States. doi:10.2172/4829696. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4829696.
@article{osti_4829696,
title = {SNAP 7 PROGRAM TASK 8--STRONTIUM-90 FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 3, May 1, 1961 through July 31, 1961},
author = {West, W.},
abstractNote = {The SNAP 7 program is being conducted for the purpose of developing 4 radioisotope fueled thermoelectric power generation systems. An important phase of this program is the processing of Sr/sup 90/ into heat sources for these systems. The thermoelectric reliability breadboard model and the operating model of the 10-watt thermoelectric generator were assembled and prepared for tests. The SNAP 7B and 7D 60-watt thermoelectric generators were designed, materials were received, and fabrication of components was initiated. Fuel process engineering, nuclear chemistry audit, and manufacturing fuel processing equipment achievements are discussed. (M.C.G.)},
doi = {10.2172/4829696},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {10}
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