Survey of Power Systems for Small Undersea Vehicles 780703

The results of a survey of candidate power systems for small undersea vehicles are summarized. Power systems having capacity of 1 to 30 kW and endurance from 1 hour to 90 days are treated. Emphasis in this paper is given to electrical power systems. The performance of electrical power systems is compared in terms of overall weight and volume versus mission time with the performance of several candidate open cycle and closed cycle heat engines.


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