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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.