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Title: Zirconium hydride reactor control reflector systems: summary report

Abstract

The beryllium reflector control system development for SNAP reactors is documented, from the initial SNAP 10A System through the current 5-kW(e) Thermoelectric System. Described are the various reflector concepts used in these systems for shadowshielded and 4 pi -shielded nuclear systems. The development of the key components, such as the actuators, bearings, and drive mechanisms for these systems, is also traced from the SNAP 10A concept through to the current system. Developmental test results are outlined, showing the performance capability improvements made throughout the life of the SNAP programs. Component development was highly successful, as proven by a number of reactor systems tests, including the launch and operation of the SNAP 10A flight. 46 references. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomics International Div., Canoga Park, Calif. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
4374595
Report Number(s):
AI-AEC-13078
NSA Number:
NSA-29-007235
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-701
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N79400* -Reactors-Reactor Control Systems; N77800 - Reactors-Space, Mobile, Propulsion, Transportation & Package Reactors; *S10 REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; *S10FS-3 REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; *S10FS-4 REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; *S2 REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; *S8DR REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; *S8ER REACTOR- REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CONTROL ROD DRIVES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CABLES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; S2 REACTOR; SPRINGS; SWITCHES; ZIRCONIUM HYDRIDES S10 REACTOR; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Horton, P.H., and Kurzeka, W.J. Zirconium hydride reactor control reflector systems: summary report. United States: N. p., 1972. Web. doi:10.2172/4374595.
Horton, P.H., & Kurzeka, W.J. Zirconium hydride reactor control reflector systems: summary report. United States. doi:10.2172/4374595.
Horton, P.H., and Kurzeka, W.J. Fri . "Zirconium hydride reactor control reflector systems: summary report". United States. doi:10.2172/4374595. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4374595.
@article{osti_4374595,
title = {Zirconium hydride reactor control reflector systems: summary report},
author = {Horton, P.H. and Kurzeka, W.J.},
abstractNote = {The beryllium reflector control system development for SNAP reactors is documented, from the initial SNAP 10A System through the current 5-kW(e) Thermoelectric System. Described are the various reflector concepts used in these systems for shadowshielded and 4 pi -shielded nuclear systems. The development of the key components, such as the actuators, bearings, and drive mechanisms for these systems, is also traced from the SNAP 10A concept through to the current system. Developmental test results are outlined, showing the performance capability improvements made throughout the life of the SNAP programs. Component development was highly successful, as proven by a number of reactor systems tests, including the launch and operation of the SNAP 10A flight. 46 references. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4374595},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1972},
month = {6}
}