Accession Number:

AD0477666

Title:

SNAP-50/SPUR.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP LIMA OH AEROSPACE ELECTRICAL DIV

Report Date:

1966-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Space Power Unit Reactor SPUR program was initiated to develop a long-life nuclear-dynamic space power system consisting of a nuclear reactor as a heat source, a thermodynamic conversion system for converting thermal energy to mechanical energy, an electromagnetic a-c generator for obtaining electric power, radiators for rejecting waste heat, and system controls and auxiliary equipment capable of supplying 300 kw. The present program continues the study, experimental and development programs for the a-c generator and its controls. Progress is reported on 1 generator bore seal development, 2 generator stator development, 3 generator rotor development, and 4 full scale, 467-kva generator development. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE