Accession Number:

AD1000512

Title:

Small-scale nuclear reactors for remote military operations: opportunities and challenges

Descriptive Note:

Conference Proceedings

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION ARLINGTON VA ARLINGTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of the militarys initiatives to develop small terrestrial reactors since the 1950s, with a focus on recent and ongoing studies to assess the feasibility of reactors for either critical installations or remote bases. Additionally, I will discuss examples of military base energy demand, technology development, and policy considerations that impact the attractiveness of developing small reactors for terrestrial military applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE