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NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER SYSTEMS

Abstract

The various concepts for utilizing thermionic conversion in space reactor power plants are described and evaluated. The problems (and progress toward their solution) of the in-core concept, particularly, are considered. Progress in thermionic conversion technology is then reviewed from both the hardware and research points of view. Anticipated progress in thermionic conversion and the possible consequences for the performance of electrical propulsion systems are summarized. 46 references. (D.C.W.)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-286-1
Reference Number:
NSA-18-002580
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18th Annual IAS Propulsion Meeting, Cleveland, OH (United States), Mar 1963
Subject:
PHYSICS; POWER PLANTS; PROPULSION; REACTORS; SPACE VEHICLES; THERMIONICS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems
OSTI ID:
4877937
Research Organizations:
Thermo Electron Engineering Corp., Waltham, MA (United States)
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
DTIE
Size:
Pages: 62
Announcement Date:
May 02, 2013

Citation Formats

Howard, R. C., and Rasor, N. S. NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Howard, R. C., & Rasor, N. S. NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. United States.
Howard, R. C., and Rasor, N. S. 1963. "NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER SYSTEMS." United States.
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title = {NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER SYSTEMS}
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abstractNote = {The various concepts for utilizing thermionic conversion in space reactor power plants are described and evaluated. The problems (and progress toward their solution) of the in-core concept, particularly, are considered. Progress in thermionic conversion technology is then reviewed from both the hardware and research points of view. Anticipated progress in thermionic conversion and the possible consequences for the performance of electrical propulsion systems are summarized. 46 references. (D.C.W.)}
place = {United States}
year = {1963}
month = {Mar}
}