A Survey of Sub-10W Thermoelectric Generators for Military Applications

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Authors
  1. Amow, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
A literature survey and web-based search was undertaken to assess current state of the art thermoelectric devices for power generation in the sub-10W range to support the Advanced Soldier Adaptive Power (ASAP) Technology Demonstration Project currently underway at DRDC. Thermoelectric power generation can reduce logistical burdens of fuel transport, which can lead to lower costs and personnel risks on the battlefield. At present, overall thermal to electric efficiencies are low at 5-8%; however, steady advancements are being made in the development of novel materials and miniaturized device designs, which may one day enable their practical use.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2009-217 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 2010
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
CA034760
CANDIS No
534281
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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