[amsat-bb] Re: Thermocouple power

Franklin Antonio antonio at qualcomm.com
Mon Feb 26 18:47:30 PST 2007

At 03:46 PM 2/26/2007, G0MRF at aol.com wrote:
>Carrying on the wacky ideas theme, I've been looking at producing power by
>using thermocouples and not solar cells.

I think it probably could be done.  Would require some really intense 
thermal engineering.  An introduction to some of the issues can be 
found at http://www.tellurex.com/cthermo.html
Of course this talks about performance of the thermoelectric devices 
and does not discuss how one would integrate them into a spacecraft. 

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