Thermoelectric Generators for Unattended Ground Sensors
Ground sensors spread along a forward edge of the battle area (FEBA) provide critical intelligence to military personnel, while reducing human exposure during surveillance and reconnaissance missions. II-VI Marlows’ high-temperature thermoelectric generators replace battery power sensors and extend sensor operating time, thereby reducing the cost of battery replacements and risk to military personnel. These thermoelectric devices can power an unattended ground sensor by converting heat produced by a battlefield ready JP-8 fuel burner into electrical power, an energy source 4-5x denser than battery power. This capability enables the sensor to operate 4-5x’s longer between battery charges; thus proving ideal for battlefield scenarios.
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