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Title: Thermoelectric generator having a resiliently mounted removable thermoelectric module

Abstract

An electrical generator having an Isotopic Heat Capsule including radioactive fuel rod 21 as a primary heat source and Thermoelectric Modules 41 and 43 as converters. The Biological Shield for the Capsule is suspended from Spiders at each end each consisting of pretensioned rods 237 and 239 defining planes at right angles to each other. The Modules are mounted in cups 171 of transition members 173 of a heat rejection Fin Assembly whose fins 195 and 197 extend from both sides of the transition member 173 for effective cooling.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Indiana, PA
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Monroeville, PA
  4. Apollo, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Sunnyvale, Calif.
OSTI Identifier:
862690
Patent Number(s):
US 3989547
Application Number:
05/449,819
Assignee:
ARCO Medical Products Company (Leechburg, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-2)-2049
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermoelectric; generator; resiliently; mounted; removable; module; electrical; isotopic; heat; capsule; including; radioactive; fuel; rod; 21; primary; source; modules; 41; 43; converters; biological; shield; suspended; spiders; consisting; pretensioned; rods; 237; 239; defining; planes; angles; cups; 171; transition; 173; rejection; assembly; fins; 195; 197; extend; effective; cooling; thermoelectric module; heat rejection; electric generator; electrical generator; heat source; fuel rod; thermoelectric generator; primary heat; radioactive fuel; isotopic heat; thermoelectric modules; including radioactive; resiliently mounted; active fuel; biological shield; /136/976/

Citation Formats

Purdy, David L, Shapiro, Zalman M, Hursen, Thomas F, and Maurer, Gerould W. Thermoelectric generator having a resiliently mounted removable thermoelectric module. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Purdy, David L, Shapiro, Zalman M, Hursen, Thomas F, & Maurer, Gerould W. Thermoelectric generator having a resiliently mounted removable thermoelectric module. United States.
Purdy, David L, Shapiro, Zalman M, Hursen, Thomas F, and Maurer, Gerould W. Tue . "Thermoelectric generator having a resiliently mounted removable thermoelectric module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862690.
@article{osti_862690,
title = {Thermoelectric generator having a resiliently mounted removable thermoelectric module},
author = {Purdy, David L and Shapiro, Zalman M and Hursen, Thomas F and Maurer, Gerould W},
abstractNote = {An electrical generator having an Isotopic Heat Capsule including radioactive fuel rod 21 as a primary heat source and Thermoelectric Modules 41 and 43 as converters. The Biological Shield for the Capsule is suspended from Spiders at each end each consisting of pretensioned rods 237 and 239 defining planes at right angles to each other. The Modules are mounted in cups 171 of transition members 173 of a heat rejection Fin Assembly whose fins 195 and 197 extend from both sides of the transition member 173 for effective cooling.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {11}
}

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