IRE Transactions on Military Electronics

Issue 1 • Jan. 1962

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Military Electronics

    Publication Year: 1962
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s): nil1
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  • PGMIL Past Chairmen

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • George B. Wareham [Biography]

    Publication Year: 1962
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  • Direct Energy Conversion

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s): 4
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  • The Present Status of Silicon Solar Cells

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):5 - 14
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    The present state of the art of silicon solar cells is described. The physical properties, circuit performance, and current lines of research are summarized. Silicon is seen to be competitive in several of the newer approaches to solar cell improvement. View full abstract»

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  • Estimate of Space-Radiation Effects on Satellite Solar-Cell Power Supplies

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):14 - 20
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    The charged-particle intensity and energy distribution at the heart of the inner and outer Van Allen belts is compared with the experimentally determined radiation sensitivity of silicon solar cells. Energy dependence of the radiation damage and solar-cell characteristics is included in the lifetime estimate of spacecraft solar cells. Use of charged-particle range-energy relations and the differen... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of High-Conversion-Efficiency Gallium-Arsenide Solar Cells

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):20 - 27
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    Gallium-arsenide solar cells having conversion-efficiency values greater than 11 per cent are described. Crystalline properties of gallium arsenide are discussed, and cell design considerations are given. Gallium arsenide provides several advantages over silicon in the fabrication of high-efficiency cells having improved temperature characteristics and higher radiation-resistance properties. Typic... View full abstract»

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  • Progress in Thermoelectricity

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):27 - 34
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    Of the several processes by which heat is directly transformed to useful electric power thermoelectricity offers unique advantages for several areas of application. The absence of moving parts and the simplicity promise high reliability, silence, and long-lived, maintenance-free operation both as a power source and as a heat pump for refrigeration and temperature control. A substantial effort devo... View full abstract»

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  • Thermoelectric Generator Design, Performance, and Application

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):34 - 40
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    Many of the practical problems that are encountered in building present-day generators are illustrated. A design procedure for free convection air-cooled generators is described. The performance of power thermocouples as a function of junction temperature is discussed and curves illustrating couple efficiency, power output, heat flux and voltage as a function of hot junction temperature are shown.... View full abstract»

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  • Correction

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s): 40
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  • Thermionic conversion-state of the art

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):41 - 45
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    After a brief discussion of fundamental principles, a family tree of the different types of thermionic converters is presented. The status of individual conversion techniques is then reviewed. A description of the materials problems is given. The paper concludes with projections of development and performance trends of the most important types of thermionic converters. View full abstract»

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  • Fuel Cells

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):46 - 57
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    A comparison is drawn between the theoretical efficiencies of heat engines and fuel cells in the conversion of chemical to electrical energy. The electrochemical principles governing the operation of fuel cells are discussed. Short descriptions, including performance curves, are given of a few selected fuel-cell types including low-, intermediate-, and high-temperature cells, and redox and regener... View full abstract»

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  • Radioisotope-Activated Fuel-Cell Electrodes

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):58 - 62
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    It has been shown that a catalytic effect can be produced on oxygen fuel-cell electrodes by the incorporation of radioactive isotopes into the electrode structure. Experiments with ß emitters have resulted in low temperature and pressure silver electrodes capable of high current drains at favorable polarization values. Analysis of the data indicates support for the hypothesis that radiations exer... View full abstract»

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  • Regenerative Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):63 - 67
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    The regenerative hydrogen-oxygen ion-exchange membrane fuel cell is especially suitable for use in space power systems. During discharge, the anode reaction is H2+20H-→2H2O+2e. The electrons pass out of the fuel cell at the anode to the load, then re-enter at the cathode. The cathode reaction is ½ 02+H2O+2e →20H-. The h... View full abstract»

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  • Hermetically-Sealed Nickel-Cadmium and Silver-Cadmium Storage Batteries

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):67 - 71
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    The galvanic battery is the most highly developed means of storing electrical energy today. In satellite and space-vehicle applications where auxiliary electrical power is required for extended periods of time, it has been found that the most feasible power supply currently available consists of silicon solar cells used in conjunction with sealed nickel-cadmium storage batteries. They are capable ... View full abstract»

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  • New Materials for Primary Batteries

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):72 - 77
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    The selection of new anode-cathode combinations for primary cells is described on the basis of ampere-hour capacity, theoretical and operating potential, handling properties with respect to the design of primary batteries, and limitations placed on the selection of active components by unusual electrolyte requirements. Theoretically, for the design of dry and reserve primary cells, the most desira... View full abstract»

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  • The magnetohydrodynamic power generator-basic principles, state of the art, and areas of application

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):78 - 83
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    The paper opens with a review and discussion of the basic principles of MHD power generation. It is seen that the MHD generator operates in a manner similar to that of a conventional generator in that the "armature" of the MHD is a hot, high-speed electrically-conducting gas, while the force or torque-required to move a metallic conductor through a field is replaced by a pressure gradient in the g... View full abstract»

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  • Solar-Cell Power Systems for Space Vehicles

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):84 - 91
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    For operational purposes, solar-cell power systems are being used in the 30 or 40 different spacecraft now planned for flight. The range of power is from 15 to 500 watts. Both nonorientation and orientation of paddles to the sun are being used. An approximate break-even point between excessive weight of solar cells for nonoriented systems and weight of the orientation servomechanism system for sol... View full abstract»

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  • Solar Direct-Conversion Power Systems

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):91 - 98
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    A survey is made of the present status of technology of solar photovoltaic, photoemissive, thermoelectric and thermionic power systems for spacecraft. The subjects of radiation damage to solar cells, power-system design, and solar simulation are reviewed. Various types of solar power systems are discussed and compared with respect to weight, availability, environmental tolerance, and cost. It is c... View full abstract»

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  • The Cesium-137 Thermoelectric Generator

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):98 - 102
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    Designed for the initial application of supplying power for an under-sea seismic station to be supervised by Lamont Geological Observatory researchers, this cesium generator incorporates an external shell that will withstand compressive forces at the greatest of ocean depths and a power-conversion system employing lead telluride thermocouples mounted on a printed circuit board. A combination radia... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):103 - 108
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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1962
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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The new retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

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