1963-01-01

The Potential of Solar Thermionics for Space Vehicle Power 630393

This paper summarizes theoretical and experimental results obtained during the past four years on the solar thermionic system. These results provide a basis for estimating the future competitive position of the thermionic system versus solar cells in space power. The basic characteristics of the system are outlined and recent developments are reviewed. A comparison is made of the thermionic and solar cell as power sources.

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