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Record 72 of 5007
Zirconium Hydride Space Power Reactor design.
Author and Affiliation:
Asquith, J. G.
Mason, D. G.(North American Rockwell Corp., Atomics International Div., Canoga Park, Calif., United States)
Stamp, S.(AEC, Canoga Park, Calif., United States)
Abstract: The Zirconium Hydride Space Power Reactor being designed and fabricated at Atomics International is intended for a wide range of potential applications. Throughout the program a series of reactor designs have been evaluated to establish the unique requirements imposed by coupling with various power conversion systems and for specific applications. Current design and development emphasis is upon a 100 kilowatt thermal reactor for application in a 5 kwe thermoelectric space power generating system, which is scheduled to be fabricated and ground tested in the mid 70s. The reactor design considerations reviewed in this paper will be discussed in the context of this 100 kwt reactor and a 300 kwt reactor previously designed for larger power demand applications.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1972
Document ID:
19730037999
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 73A22801
Subject Category: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: SEE A73-22751 09-03
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: 7th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; September 25-29, 1972; San Diego, CA
Contract/Grant/Task Num: AT(04-3)-701
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: REACTOR DESIGN; SPACE POWER UNIT REACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDES; CLADDING; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; ENERGY CONVERSION; FABRICATION; POWER EFFICIENCY; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SERVICE LIFE; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 7th, San Diego, Calif., September 25-29, 1972, Proceedings. (A73-22751 09-03) Washington, D.C., American Chemical Society, 1972, p. 572-580. NASA-sponsored research;
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