An overview of advanced space/terrestrial power generation device: AMTEC


LODHI M., VIJAYARAGHAVAN P., Daloglu A. C.

JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol.103, no.1, pp.25-33, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0378-7753(01)00813-8
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-33
  • Keywords: AMTEC, power degradation, ionic resistance, solid electrolytes, space power, efficiency
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Alkali metal thermal electric converter (AMTEC) technology offers several advantages over conventional forms of electric generation. Some of these advantages are high efficiency, high density, reliability, absence of moving parts, and competitive manufacturing costs. These and other advantages make AMTECs ideally suited for several space, aerospace, military and domestic applications.