M1A2 Abrams main battle tank at Fort Benning, Ga.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army
In one of its latest research projects, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is investigating thermoelectric properties of materials on the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System, and techniques that could convert heat into energy. A small-scale demonstration of more than 80 watts of power from the exhaust heat of an M1 Abrams tank set the stage for developing a full-scale system to recover waste heat from the vehicle.
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