Accession Number:

AD0604761

Title:

RED STAR SERIES ON THE PROBLEMS OF UTILIZING ATOMIC ENERGY, Part V. THE NUCLEAR FUEL ENGINE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1954-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The article is concerned with the application of atomic engines to submarines, aircraft, guided missiles and automobiles. It is suggested that atomic submarines could provide an excellent means of communication in the Arctic since they could travel unhindered under the ice where there is always a layer of unfrozen water. Although not yet used in aircraft, atomic engines have great significance for pilotless aviation, e. g., guided missiles, long-range rockets, and cargo- and passenger-towing aircraft, since there is no need for extremely heavy shielding around the nuclear power plant. With regard to automobile transport, the existence of a project is indicated which makes use of gaseous fissionable materials in an internal combustion type of engine.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE