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Title: The Considerations of Fueling and Testing a Dynamic RPS.

Abstract

Static radioisotope power systems (RPS) have been the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) choice for electrical power for deep space and other missions due to its reliability and autonomous operation. However, the low power-conversion efficiency of these systems has prompted NASA to investigate a more efficient way to extract power out of the fuel. Dynamic systems, such as Stirling or Brayton cycle engines, are examples of possible solutions to achieve more efficient power output. With new systems and designs comes new considerations that must be overcome. This paper looks at some of the fueling and testing considerations created by a dynamic RPS.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1478364
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-44016-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space, Las Vegas, NV, 02/26/2018 - 03/01/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Dynamic RPS; Stirling

Citation Formats

Davis, SE, Lively, KL, and Wahlquist, KJ. The Considerations of Fueling and Testing a Dynamic RPS.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Davis, SE, Lively, KL, & Wahlquist, KJ. The Considerations of Fueling and Testing a Dynamic RPS.. United States.
Davis, SE, Lively, KL, and Wahlquist, KJ. Thu . "The Considerations of Fueling and Testing a Dynamic RPS.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478364.
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abstractNote = {Static radioisotope power systems (RPS) have been the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) choice for electrical power for deep space and other missions due to its reliability and autonomous operation. However, the low power-conversion efficiency of these systems has prompted NASA to investigate a more efficient way to extract power out of the fuel. Dynamic systems, such as Stirling or Brayton cycle engines, are examples of possible solutions to achieve more efficient power output. With new systems and designs comes new considerations that must be overcome. This paper looks at some of the fueling and testing considerations created by a dynamic RPS.},
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