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Title: Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) NTP Design Team Report

Abstract

The CSNR NTR Design Team has developed a history of collaboration with NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC). First assembled in the summer of 2013 to explore the concept of the Low-Enriched Uranium Nuclear Thermal Rocket (LEU-NTR), the team continued research to find solutions with guiding Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) technological development and provide design and analysis support for the Space Capable Cryogenic Thermal Engine (SCCTE) Project. The work presented in this report provides a background on the cermet LEU-NTR, summarizes work complete to explore a new design space for NTRs, and describes the SCCTE core that was developed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1482994
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-15-36810-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; Nuclear thermal propulsion; Reactor design; LEU-NTP

Citation Formats

Patel, Vishal, Deason, Wesley, and Eades, Michael. Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) NTP Design Team Report. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1482994.
Patel, Vishal, Deason, Wesley, & Eades, Michael. Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) NTP Design Team Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1482994.
Patel, Vishal, Deason, Wesley, and Eades, Michael. Thu . "Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) NTP Design Team Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1482994. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1482994.
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abstractNote = {The CSNR NTR Design Team has developed a history of collaboration with NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC). First assembled in the summer of 2013 to explore the concept of the Low-Enriched Uranium Nuclear Thermal Rocket (LEU-NTR), the team continued research to find solutions with guiding Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) technological development and provide design and analysis support for the Space Capable Cryogenic Thermal Engine (SCCTE) Project. The work presented in this report provides a background on the cermet LEU-NTR, summarizes work complete to explore a new design space for NTRs, and describes the SCCTE core that was developed.},
doi = {10.2172/1482994},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
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