Advanced thermophotovoltaic cells modeling, optimized for use in radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGS) for Mars and deep space missions
Davenport, Bradley P.
MetadataShow full item record
Thermophotovoltaic cells are a good candidate for use in high efficiency radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) power devices for deep space missions. This thesis examines the use of Silvaco Virtual Wafer Fabrication Software as a tool for designing and optimizing TPV cells for different possible spectra. It gives results for GaSb and InGaAs cells optimized to the AM0 spectrum which closely match published data as well as hypothetical cells optimized to the spectrum of a 1300K blackbody.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Pasaraba, Wendell L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-09);Adaptive Architectures for Command and Control (A2C2) Experiment 7 is the latest in the series of experiments designed to investigate the effects of modifying current military organizational structures. It is a continuation ...
Walker, Richard G. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-06);This thesis examines the plans for assessing and mitigating resistance to optimized manning. The Land Attack Destroyer (DD-21) will be a new surface warship designed to operate with a seventy-five percent smaller crew than ...
Pauls, David D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1991-12);The optimization of spacecraft trajectories in vacuum has received extensive consideration since the inception of space flight, yet the effects of atmosphere have been largely neglected. The advent of low Earth-orbiting, ...