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Development of systems analysis program for space reactor studies

Bryan R. Lewis

Development of systems analysis program for space reactor studies

by Bryan R. Lewis

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear reactors -- Design and construction.,
  • Space vehicles -- Nuclear power plants -- Design and construction.,
  • Thermionic converters -- Design and construction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Bryan R. Lewis.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 leaves, bound. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17644992M

    –Development of an advanced reactor regulatory strategy. –Development of advanced safety analysis tools. Accelerated demonstration and development of Brayton cycle technologies –Supercritical CO2 cycle offers compelling reductions in size and cost of the power conversion system. Development of validated advanced reactor analysis methods.   The professor had just published a book, “Patient Earth,” and was looking to move from the abstract realm of physics to research that would more directly protect the planet. Robert Socolow was recruited to build a multidisciplinary research program on energy and the environment, the first of its kind at the University.

    The idea for using nuclear power in space dates back to the late s, when they were considered for providing propulsion through Project Orion. In the s a series of compact, experimental space nuclear reactors were developed by NASA under the Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power program. Dynamics and Control of Nuclear Reactors presents the latest knowledge and research in reactor dynamics, control and instrumentation; important factors in ensuring the safe and economic operation of nuclear power plants. This book provides current and future engineers with a single resource containing all relevant information, including detailed treatments on the modeling, simulation.

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Development of systems analysis program for space reactor studies by Bryan R. Lewis Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Multimegawatt Program Taking Space Reactors to the Next Level A s development of a kilowatt electric space reactor power sys-tem progressed under the SP program, space-based weapon and sensor designs continued to evolve under SDI.

As the vision for global defensive systems capable of protecting against theFile Size: 1MB. TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. SPACE REACTOR ANALYSIS OVERVIEW 2 Advanced Thermionic Initiative Reactor 2 The Thermionic Process 5 System Model Requirements 11 Neutronic Model Requirements 12 III.

REVIEW OF LITERATURE 15 RSMASS 15 Development of a Thermionic Reactor Space Power System 16 SP Reactor and Shield Design 17 IV. NEUTRONIC ANALYSIS. Hanford\'s role in early space reactor development and testing ranged from thermo-electric and thermionic power systems, SP test reactor fuels testing, the design and fabrication of the SP ground engineering system test, thermal propulsion testing for the Multi-MW reactor, and the proposed Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) reactor.

Much of this data base was established during the s and early s, when government and industry developed space nuclear reactor systems for steady-state power and propulsion. One of the largest development programs was the Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) Program.

@article{osti_, title = {Nuclear Reactors for Space Power (Rev.)}, author = {Corliss, William R}, abstractNote = {This is a revision of the pamphlet "SNAP Nuclear Space Reactors" published in This booklet describes the principles of nuclear-reactor space power plants and shows how they will contribute to the exploration and use of space.

Space Power Systems covers systems based on the three primary sources of energy of practical value, namely, solar, nuclear, and chemical sources.

This book is organized into four parts encompassing 32 chapters that also explore the requirements for space power. R.H.S. WINTERTON, in Thermal Design of Nuclear Reactors, Publisher Summary. This chapter describes the main reactor systems and focuses on those reactor types that are either currently in use for power production or are likely to be brought into use in the near future.

The pressurized water reactor (PWR) uses ordinary water as both moderator and coolant. The purpose of this letter is to request Naval Reactors comments on the nuclear reactor high tier requirements for the PROMETHEUS space flight reactor design, pre-launch operations, launch, ascent, operation, and disposal, and to request Naval Reactors approval to transmit these requirements to Jet Propulsion Laboratory to ensure consistency between the reactor safety requirements and the.

and Space Administration (NASA) has undergone rapid and continued evolution. Changes include using Model-Based Systems Engineering to improve development and delivery of products, and accommo - dating updates to NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) Lessons learned on systems engi-neering were documented in reports such as those.

Welcome to the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies. Welcome to the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies (ISNPS). ISNPS was founded in as a research and development organization within UNM's School of Engineering with a focus on space power and propulsion technologies and related fields.

development cycles while integrating new technical advancements. Research in the Soviet Union initiated in the s ’ resulted in more than 30 tellitesa s equippedwith nuclear reactor power systems launched from to The reactors in orbit operated for no longer than 1 year. Most of the reactors were of BUK design with ~3kWe output.

@article{osti_, title = {Space reactor electric systems: system integration studies, Phase 1 report}, author = {Anderson, R V and Bost, D and Determan, W R and Harty, R B and Katz, B and Keshishian, V and Lillie, A F and Thomson, W B}, abstractNote = {This report presents the results of preliminary space reactor electric system integration studies performed by Rockwell International's.

The Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have provided radioisotope power systems that have safely enabled deep space exploration and national security missions for five decades.

Radioisotope power systems (RPSs) convert the heat from the decay of the radioactive isotope plutonium (Pu) into electricity. The UN pellet fabrica- tion experience of earlier space reactor programs [15,16] was used to develop the current cold pressing and sintering process.

These previous studies indicated that UN powders resist densification. For example, tempera- tures greater than K were typically required to achieve greater than 90% theoretical density (T.D.).

The two space reactor research and development programs, in which DOE is participating, are the SP Space Reactor program and the Mul- tirnegawatt Space Nuclear Power program. The SP program was ini- tiated in February to develop technology for space nuclear reactor.

Part B - Nuclear Safety Specifications for the SP-I00 Space Nuclear Reactor Power System Technology Program General Purpose Objective Scope Implementation and Deviations Safety Design Requirements Safety Specifications Reliability and Quality Assurance Safety Test and Analysis Program.

Move over millennials, there’s a new generation looking to debut by Generation IV nuclear reactors are being developed through an international cooperation of 14 countries—including the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy and its national labs are supporting research and development on a wide range of new advanced reactor technologies that could be a game-changer.

The net result is that all space reactor programs after were terminated before an operating space reactor could be developed, and they are now many years from recovering the ability to build them. Two major near-term needs for space reactors are the human exploration of Mars and advanced missions to and beyond the orbit of Jupiter.

All courses in the Space Systems Engineering program may be completed remotely (online or via virtual-live), except for the program capstone (), which includes a requirement that students attend a specified residency weekend at the APL campus to complete the laboratory component.

All course selections are subject to advisor approval. Optimization was performed to search a multi-physics design space formulated through neutronics, fuel mechanics, subassembly analysis and thermal-hydraulics.

Optimal core designs balancing economics performance and intrinsic safety characteristics during steady state, and protected and unprotected transients were selected and compared. Security Assessment. ISL is supporting the NRC in the development of guidance and the review of new reactor applicants’ security programs.

This work is focused on the process of developing and identifying vital equipment and target sets, including methodologies used for determining and grouping the target set equipment, and methodologies used for performing the assessment.

This paper presents the development of a three-dimensional space-time neutronic kinetic model of a Canadian deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor using a modal method. In this method, the reactor space-time neutron flux is synthesized by a .may be addressed by space reactor systems.

Using these findings, a strategy was developed to support important space reactor technologies within a limited budget.

A preliminary evaluation was also conducted to identify key issues and provide a prioritized set of candidate research projects to be undertaken as part of the DNA program.