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Title: PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAI HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE TASK 2 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

Abstract

The operational hazards associated with the use of an isotope-fueled auxiliary power unit for a satellite mission are described. The effects of missile about on the generator are discussed. The generator design is described, and the properties of the various fuel forms are investigated. The characteristics of the fuel capsules and the provisions for biological shielding are also described. Integration of the generator into a typical missile system is discussed. Hazards and procedures of transporting and handling the fuel cores from fabrication to launchlng are considered. Aborted missions are defined, and the forces acting on the generator during abort are described. (W.D.M.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Co. Nuclear Div., Baltimore
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4056522
Report Number(s):
MND-P-2184
NSA Number:
NSA-15-014830
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-3)217
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Decl. Oct. 20, 1960. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BIOLOGY; FABRICATION; FUEL CELLS; GENERATORS; ISOTOPES; PLANNING; POWER; ROCKETS; SAFETY; SATELLITES; SHIELDING; THERMOELECTRICITY; TRANSPORT; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Dix, G.P. Jr. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAI HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE TASK 2 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4056522.
Dix, G.P. Jr. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAI HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE TASK 2 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR. United States. doi:10.2172/4056522.
Dix, G.P. Jr. Tue . "PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAI HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE TASK 2 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR". United States. doi:10.2172/4056522. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4056522.
@article{osti_4056522,
title = {PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAI HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE TASK 2 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR},
author = {Dix, G.P. Jr.},
abstractNote = {The operational hazards associated with the use of an isotope-fueled auxiliary power unit for a satellite mission are described. The effects of missile about on the generator are discussed. The generator design is described, and the properties of the various fuel forms are investigated. The characteristics of the fuel capsules and the provisions for biological shielding are also described. Integration of the generator into a typical missile system is discussed. Hazards and procedures of transporting and handling the fuel cores from fabrication to launchlng are considered. Aborted missions are defined, and the forces acting on the generator during abort are described. (W.D.M.)},
doi = {10.2172/4056522},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
}