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Title: SP-100 nuclear assembly test: Test assembly functional requirements and system arrangement

Abstract

This paper describes the functional requirements and the system that will be tested to validate the reactor, flight shield, and flight controller of the SP-100 Generic Flight System (GFS). The Nuclear Assembly Test (NAT) consists of the test article (SP-100 reactor with control devices and the flight shield) and its supporting systems. The NAT test assembly is being designed by GE. Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) is designing the test cell and vacuum vessel system that will contain the NAT test assembly (Renkey {ital et} {ital al}. 1989). Preliminary design reviews have been completed and the final design is under way.

Authors:
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  1. (General Electric Company, S96, SP-100 Program, Astro Space Division, P.O. Box 530954, San Jose, California (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5288868
Report Number(s):
CONF-910116-
Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X; CODEN: APCPC; TRN: 91-027517
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-86SF16006
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings (American Institute of Physics); (United States); Journal Volume: 217:3; Conference: 8. symposium on space nuclear power systems, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 6-10 Jan 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; SPACE POWER REACTORS; FLIGHT TESTING; DESIGN; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; SPACE VEHICLE COMPONENTS; TEST FACILITIES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; MOBILE REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; TESTING; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 210600* - Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable

Citation Formats

Fallas, T.T., Gluck, R., Motwani, K., Clay, H., and O'Neill, G.. SP-100 nuclear assembly test: Test assembly functional requirements and system arrangement. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1063/1.39989.
Fallas, T.T., Gluck, R., Motwani, K., Clay, H., & O'Neill, G.. SP-100 nuclear assembly test: Test assembly functional requirements and system arrangement. United States. doi:10.1063/1.39989.
Fallas, T.T., Gluck, R., Motwani, K., Clay, H., and O'Neill, G.. 1991. "SP-100 nuclear assembly test: Test assembly functional requirements and system arrangement". United States. doi:10.1063/1.39989.
@article{osti_5288868,
title = {SP-100 nuclear assembly test: Test assembly functional requirements and system arrangement},
author = {Fallas, T.T. and Gluck, R. and Motwani, K. and Clay, H. and O'Neill, G.},
abstractNote = {This paper describes the functional requirements and the system that will be tested to validate the reactor, flight shield, and flight controller of the SP-100 Generic Flight System (GFS). The Nuclear Assembly Test (NAT) consists of the test article (SP-100 reactor with control devices and the flight shield) and its supporting systems. The NAT test assembly is being designed by GE. Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) is designing the test cell and vacuum vessel system that will contain the NAT test assembly (Renkey {ital et} {ital al}. 1989). Preliminary design reviews have been completed and the final design is under way.},
doi = {10.1063/1.39989},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings (American Institute of Physics); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 217:3,
place = {United States},
year = 1991,
month = 1
}

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