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Title: System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion

Abstract

A critical enabling technology in the evolutionary development of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) is the ability to predict the system performance under a variety of operating conditions. Since October 1991, US (DOE), (DOD) and NASA have initiated critical technology development efforts for NTP systems to be used on Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions to the Moon and Mars. This paper presents the strategy and progress of an interagency NASA/DOE/DOD team for NTP system modeling. It is the intent of the interagency team to develop several levels of computer programs to simulate various NTP systems. An interagency team was formed for this task to use the best capabilities available and to assure appropriate peer review. The vision and strategy of the interagency team for developing NTP system models will be discussed in this paper. A review of the progress on the Level 1 interagency model is also presented.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center
  2. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  6. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States); National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10182745
Report Number(s):
SAND-92-1820C; IAF-92-0568; CONF-920879-2
ON: DE93000754
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: World Space Congress held August 28 - September 5, 1992 in Washington, D.C.; Other Information: PBD: [1992]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS; PERFORMANCE; SPACE FLIGHT; MOON; MARS SPACE PROBES; US DOE; US DOD; NASA; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 210600; POWER REACTORS, MOBILE, PROPULSION, PACKAGE, AND TRANSPORTABLE

Citation Formats

Walton, J.T., Hannan, N.A., Perkins, K.R., Buksa, J.J., Worley, B.A., and Dobranich, D.. System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Walton, J.T., Hannan, N.A., Perkins, K.R., Buksa, J.J., Worley, B.A., & Dobranich, D.. System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion. United States.
Walton, J.T., Hannan, N.A., Perkins, K.R., Buksa, J.J., Worley, B.A., and Dobranich, D.. Thu . "System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10182745.
@article{osti_10182745,
title = {System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion},
author = {Walton, J.T. and Hannan, N.A. and Perkins, K.R. and Buksa, J.J. and Worley, B.A. and Dobranich, D.},
abstractNote = {A critical enabling technology in the evolutionary development of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) is the ability to predict the system performance under a variety of operating conditions. Since October 1991, US (DOE), (DOD) and NASA have initiated critical technology development efforts for NTP systems to be used on Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions to the Moon and Mars. This paper presents the strategy and progress of an interagency NASA/DOE/DOD team for NTP system modeling. It is the intent of the interagency team to develop several levels of computer programs to simulate various NTP systems. An interagency team was formed for this task to use the best capabilities available and to assure appropriate peer review. The vision and strategy of the interagency team for developing NTP system models will be discussed in this paper. A review of the progress on the Level 1 interagency model is also presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1992},
month = {Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1992}
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