|Project: Thermopile efficiency test bench|
Sponsor: Sandia National Laboratories
Project Goal: To design and fabricate test equipment to accurately and
easily acquire efficiency data from thermopiles. The device must withstand
vacuum and apply axial loads of a few hundred pounds to each thermopile.
Significance: The purpose of this project is to aid in data acquisition
to characterize thermopiles more easily for use in space and in other
applications in which heat scavenging is important.