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Title: A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion

Abstract

The cost and time to develop nuclear thermal propulsion systems are very approach dependent. The objectives addressed are the development of an acceptable'' nuclear thermal propulsion system that can be used as part of the transportation system for people to explore Mars and the enhancement performance of other missions, within highly constrained budgets and schedules. To accomplish this, it was necessary to identify the cost drivers considering mission parameters, safety of the crew, mission success, facility availability and time and cost to construct new facilities, qualification criteria, status of technologies, management structure, and use of such system engineering techniques as concurrent engineering.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7041787
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-92359; CONF-9208114-1
ON: DE92018020
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society meeting, Jackson Hole, WY (United States), 16-19 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; COST; PERFORMANCE; REACTOR SAFETY; SCHEDULES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; TEST FACILITIES; MOBILE REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; PROPULSION REACTORS; REACTORS; SAFETY; SPACE POWER REACTORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 210600* - Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable

Citation Formats

Buden, D. A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Buden, D. A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion. United States.
Buden, D. Wed . "A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7041787.
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