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Title: Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Demonstration. CEDT Phase 1 Preliminary Design Documentation

Abstract

The intent of the integral experiment request IER 299 (called KiloPower by NASA) is to assemble and evaluate the operational performance of a compact reactor configuration that closely resembles the flight unit to be used by NASA to execute a deep space exploration mission. The reactor design will include heat pipes coupled to Stirling engines to demonstrate how one can generate electricity when extracting energy from a “nuclear generated” heat source. This series of experiments is a larger scale follow up to the DUFF series of experiments1,2 that were performed using the Flat-Top assembly.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
OSTI Identifier:
1212629
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-26603
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Sanchez, Rene Gerardo, Hutchinson, Jesson D., Mcclure, Patrick Ray, and Myers, William L. Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Demonstration. CEDT Phase 1 Preliminary Design Documentation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1212629.
Sanchez, Rene Gerardo, Hutchinson, Jesson D., Mcclure, Patrick Ray, & Myers, William L. Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Demonstration. CEDT Phase 1 Preliminary Design Documentation. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1212629
Sanchez, Rene Gerardo, Hutchinson, Jesson D., Mcclure, Patrick Ray, and Myers, William L. Thu . "Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Demonstration. CEDT Phase 1 Preliminary Design Documentation". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1212629. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1212629.
@article{osti_1212629,
title = {Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Demonstration. CEDT Phase 1 Preliminary Design Documentation},
author = {Sanchez, Rene Gerardo and Hutchinson, Jesson D. and Mcclure, Patrick Ray and Myers, William L.},
abstractNote = {The intent of the integral experiment request IER 299 (called KiloPower by NASA) is to assemble and evaluate the operational performance of a compact reactor configuration that closely resembles the flight unit to be used by NASA to execute a deep space exploration mission. The reactor design will include heat pipes coupled to Stirling engines to demonstrate how one can generate electricity when extracting energy from a “nuclear generated” heat source. This series of experiments is a larger scale follow up to the DUFF series of experiments1,2 that were performed using the Flat-Top assembly.},
doi = {10.2172/1212629},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1212629}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}