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Thermoelectric Power Generation Utilizing Frictional Heat Produced During Re-Entry
Keizur, J W [Organization 5132]
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1961 Aug 01
Document Pages:
17 p.
Document Number(s):
SC-TM-241-61(51); ALSNL199600000289
Originating Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 28
OpenNet Modified 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.

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