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Title: Combustion powered thermophotovoltaic emitter system

The US Naval Academy (USNA) has recently completed an engineering design project for a high temperature thermophotovoltaic (TPV) photon emitter. The final apparatus was to be portable, completely self contained, and was to incorporate cycle efficiency optimization such as exhaust stream recuperation. Through computer modeling and prototype experimentation, a methane fueled emitter system was designed from structural ceramic materials to fulfill the high temperature requirements necessary for high system efficiency. This paper outlines the engineering design process, discusses obstacles and solutions encountered, and presents the final design.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (United States). Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
350892
Report Number(s):
KAPL-P--000029; K--95087;CONF-950729--
ON: DE99002682; TRN: AHC29921%%77
DOE Contract Number:
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 30. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Orlando, FL (United States), 30 Jul - 5 Aug 1995; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1995
Research Org:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 03 NATURAL GAS; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; METHANE; PHOTON EMISSION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN