Accession Number:

ADA160280

Title:

Heat Pipe Space Nuclear Reactor Design Assessment. Volume 2. Feasibility Study of Upgrading the SP-100 Heat Pipe Space Nuclear Power System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 May 82-27 Mar 85,

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This report investigated the feasibility of upgrading the power of the Heat Pipe Space Nuclear Reactor HPSNR system design. The report has also discussed the four primary methods for power upgrading Increasing the thermal power output to the reactor core, pulse-mode operation, improving the heat rejection, and improving the thermal-to-electric energy conversion. Keywords Power upgrade Fuel swelling Energy conversion Heat rejection Reactivity requirements Pulse mode operation Steady-state Fission gas Release.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Power)
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE