Research, Development and Evaluation Capabilities for Betavoltaic Power Sources

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Research, Development and Evaluation Capabilities for Betavoltaic Power Sources Dr. Thomas E Adams, NSWC Crane / Purdue University B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Akron, 1987 M.S. Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007 M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, 2011 Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, 2014 Employed by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, on a Ph.D. fellowship at Purdue University. Over …

Power and Energy Course

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Power and Energy Course This interdisciplinary course is aimed at upper-class undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing an understanding of power and energy technologies and systems, energy security, high energy and pulsed power. US Navy leadership has recognized Power and Energy as a strategic imperative for the success of their operations and the Nation’s future technological superiority. This course …

Hydrogen Loading System Development and Evaluation of Tritiated Substrates to Optimize Performance in Tritium Based Betavoltaics

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Hydrogen Loading System Development and Evaluation of Tritiated Substrates to Optimize Performance in Tritium Based Betavoltaics ABSTRACT Adams, Thomas E. Ph.D., Purdue University, December 2014. Hydrogen Loading System Development and Evaluation of Tritiated Substrates to Optimize Performance in Tritium Based Betavoltaics. Major Professor: Shripad Revankar.   State-of-the-art hydrogen loading system for thin metallic films has been developed for maximum operational …

Betavoltaics: An Innovative Power Source Enabling Next Generation Low-Power Sensor and Communication Devices

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CAPT JT Elder, USN Commanding Officer NSWC Crane Betavoltaics: An Innovative Power Source Enabling Next Generation Low-Power Sensor and Communication Devices Tom Adams, PhD August 25, 2015 Dr. Adam Razavian, SES Technical Director NSWC Crane   Current Situation Longevity of sensors & battery powered devices are severely limited by temperature, chemical instability and integrity issues associated with High risks & …