P14254: Underwater Thermoelectric Power Generation


The system architecture (including the test equipment) is shown below

System Architecture

System Architecture

563W of heat is converted to 19.79W of power by the thermoelectrics. The charging electronics take 0.35W of power, which leaves 19.45W to go to the batteries. This is an overall efficiency of 3.45%.

Detailed views of the mechanical system can be found at Detailed Drawings