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Title: Direct conversion technology: Annual summary report CY 1988

Abstract

The overall objective of the Direct Conversion Technology task is to develop an experimentally verified technology base for promising direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion systems that have potential application for energy conservation in the end-use sectors. This report contains progress of research on the Alkali Metal Thermal-to-Electric Converter (AMTEC), and on the Two-Phase Liquid-Metal MHD Electrical Generator (LMMHD) for the period January 1988 through December 1988. Research on these concepts was initiated during October 1987. In addition, status reviews and assessments are presented for thermomagnetic converter concepts and for thermoelastic converters (Nitinol heat engines). Reports prepared on previous occasions contain discussions on the following other direct conversion concepts: thermoelectric, pyroelectric, thermionic thermophotovoltaic and thermoacoustic; and also, more complete discussions of AMTEC and LMMHD systems. A tabulated summary of the various systems which have been reviewed thus far has been prepared. Some of the important technical research needs are listed and a schematic of each system is shown. These tabulations are included herein as figures. 43 refs., 26 figs., 1 tab.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (USA); Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6625661
Report Number(s):
JPL-D-5698
ON: DE89003911
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-86CE90237
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; DESIGN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; LIQUID-METAL MHD GENERATORS; NUMERICAL DATA; PROGRESS REPORT; THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS; THERMOMAGNETIC CONVERSION; CONVERSION; DATA; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY CONVERSION; INFORMATION; MHD GENERATORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 300300* - Thermoelectric Generators; 300100 - Direct Energy Conversion- MHD Generators

Citation Formats

Massier, P F, Bankston, C P, Fabris, G, and Kirol, L D. Direct conversion technology: Annual summary report CY 1988. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/6625661.
Massier, P F, Bankston, C P, Fabris, G, & Kirol, L D. Direct conversion technology: Annual summary report CY 1988. United States. doi:10.2172/6625661.
Massier, P F, Bankston, C P, Fabris, G, and Kirol, L D. Thu . "Direct conversion technology: Annual summary report CY 1988". United States. doi:10.2172/6625661. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6625661.
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author = {Massier, P F and Bankston, C P and Fabris, G and Kirol, L D},
abstractNote = {The overall objective of the Direct Conversion Technology task is to develop an experimentally verified technology base for promising direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion systems that have potential application for energy conservation in the end-use sectors. This report contains progress of research on the Alkali Metal Thermal-to-Electric Converter (AMTEC), and on the Two-Phase Liquid-Metal MHD Electrical Generator (LMMHD) for the period January 1988 through December 1988. Research on these concepts was initiated during October 1987. In addition, status reviews and assessments are presented for thermomagnetic converter concepts and for thermoelastic converters (Nitinol heat engines). Reports prepared on previous occasions contain discussions on the following other direct conversion concepts: thermoelectric, pyroelectric, thermionic thermophotovoltaic and thermoacoustic; and also, more complete discussions of AMTEC and LMMHD systems. A tabulated summary of the various systems which have been reviewed thus far has been prepared. Some of the important technical research needs are listed and a schematic of each system is shown. These tabulations are included herein as figures. 43 refs., 26 figs., 1 tab.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {12}
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