EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE ON A PYROELECTRIC POLYMER

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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
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Agency Tracking Number: 2767
Amount: $205,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
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Abstract
RECENT ADVANCES IN PYROELECTRICS HAVE PROVIDED MATERIALS WHICH MAY BE USEFUL IN THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF HEAT INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN SPACE SYSTEMS. THESE MATERIALS WILL BEMANUFACTURED AT LOW COST AND PROVIDE A LIGHTWEIGHT MEANS OF GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER AND RADIATIVELY DUMPING REJECT HEAT. THE OJBECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE ON THE PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY DISCOVERED CO-POLYMER. THE PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION MEASUREMENT INVOLVES SIMULTANEOUS THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CYCLING OF THE CO-POLYMER WHILE RECORDING THE POLARIZATION RESPONSE. AFTERDEVELOPMENT, PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION MAY BE APPLIED TO VARIOUS SPACE POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING SOLAR, NUCLEAR, AND WASTE HEAT CONVERSION.

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