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Title: Reactor Power for Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Abstract

This is a PentaChart on reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles. Currently AUVs use batteries or combinations of batteries and fuel cells for power. Battery/fuel cell technology is limited by duration. Batteries and cell fuels are a good match for some missions, but other missions could benefit greatly by a longer duration. The goal is the following: to design nuclear systems to power an AUV and meet design constraints including non-proliferation issues, power level, size constraints, and power conversion limitations. The action plan is to continue development of a range of systems for terrestrial systems and focus on a system for Titan Moon as alternative to Pu-238 for NASA.

Authors:
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  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
OSTI Identifier:
1312635
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-27719
TRN: US1601825
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SUBMARINES; SHIP PROPULSION REACTORS; NUCLEAR SHIPS; DESIGN; ENERGY CONVERSION; AUTOMATION; LIMITING VALUES; SIZE; Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; Reactor Power

Citation Formats

McClure, Patrick Ray, Reid, Robert Stowers, Poston, David Irvin, and Dasari, Venkateswara Rao. Reactor Power for Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1312635.
McClure, Patrick Ray, Reid, Robert Stowers, Poston, David Irvin, & Dasari, Venkateswara Rao. Reactor Power for Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. United States. doi:10.2172/1312635.
McClure, Patrick Ray, Reid, Robert Stowers, Poston, David Irvin, and Dasari, Venkateswara Rao. Wed . "Reactor Power for Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles". United States. doi:10.2172/1312635. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1312635.
@article{osti_1312635,
title = {Reactor Power for Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles},
author = {McClure, Patrick Ray and Reid, Robert Stowers and Poston, David Irvin and Dasari, Venkateswara Rao},
abstractNote = {This is a PentaChart on reactor power for large displacement autonomous underwater vehicles. Currently AUVs use batteries or combinations of batteries and fuel cells for power. Battery/fuel cell technology is limited by duration. Batteries and cell fuels are a good match for some missions, but other missions could benefit greatly by a longer duration. The goal is the following: to design nuclear systems to power an AUV and meet design constraints including non-proliferation issues, power level, size constraints, and power conversion limitations. The action plan is to continue development of a range of systems for terrestrial systems and focus on a system for Titan Moon as alternative to Pu-238 for NASA.},
doi = {10.2172/1312635},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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