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Title: Nuclear propulsion apparatus with alternate reactor segments

Abstract

1. Nuclear propulsion apparatus comprising: A. means for compressing incoming air; B. nuclear fission reactor means for heating said air; C. means for expanding a portion of the heated air to drive said compressing means; D. said nuclear fission reactor means being divided into a plurality of radially extending segments; E. means for directing a portion of the compressed air for heating through alternate segments of said reactor means and another portion of the compressed air for heating through the remaining segments of said reactor means; and F. means for further expanding the heated air from said drive means and the remaining heated air from said reactor means through nozzle means to effect reactive thrust on said apparatus.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Monica, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863319
Patent Number(s):
4147590
Application Number:
04/484,488
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AF33(600)-38062
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; propulsion; apparatus; alternate; reactor; segments; comprising; means; compressing; incoming; air; fission; heating; expanding; portion; heated; drive; divided; plurality; radially; extending; directing; compressed; remaining; nozzle; effect; reactive; thrust; fission reactor; heated air; compressed air; radially extending; apparatus comprising; drive means; nuclear fission; nozzle means; incoming air; propulsion apparatus; nuclear propulsion; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Szekely, Thomas. Nuclear propulsion apparatus with alternate reactor segments. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Szekely, Thomas. Nuclear propulsion apparatus with alternate reactor segments. United States.
Szekely, Thomas. Tue . "Nuclear propulsion apparatus with alternate reactor segments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863319.
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abstractNote = {1. Nuclear propulsion apparatus comprising: A. means for compressing incoming air; B. nuclear fission reactor means for heating said air; C. means for expanding a portion of the heated air to drive said compressing means; D. said nuclear fission reactor means being divided into a plurality of radially extending segments; E. means for directing a portion of the compressed air for heating through alternate segments of said reactor means and another portion of the compressed air for heating through the remaining segments of said reactor means; and F. means for further expanding the heated air from said drive means and the remaining heated air from said reactor means through nozzle means to effect reactive thrust on said apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {4}
}

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