Thermoelectric Power Generation Utilizing Frictional Heat Produced During Re-Entry
1961 Aug 01
Originating Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 28
The feasibility of generating useful electrical power by placing thermocouples near the surface of a re-entry vehicle has been investigated. Such a power supply could presently be built, using commercially available thermoelectric materials.