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Title: CSTI high capacity power

The SP-100 program was established in 1983 by DOD, DOE, and NASA as a joint program to develop the technology necessary for space nuclear power systems for military and civil application. During FY86 and 87, the NASA SP-100 Advanced Technology Program was devised to maintain the momentum of promising technology advancement efforts started during Phase I of SP-100 and to strengthen, in key areas, the chances for successful development and growth capability of space nuclear reactor power systems for future space applications. In FY88, the Advanced Technology Program was incorporated into NASA`s new Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). The CSTI Program was established to provide the foundation for technology development in automation and robotics, information, propulsion, and power. The CSTI High Capacity Power Program builds on the technology efforts of the SP-100 program, incorporates the previous NASA SP-100 Advanced Technology project, and provides a bridge to NASA Project Pathfinder. The elements of CSTI High Capacity Power development include Conversion Systems, Thermal Management, Power Management, System Diagnostics, and Environmental Interactions. Technology advancement in all areas, including materials, is required to assure the high reliability and 7 to 10 year lifetime demanded for future space nuclear power systems. The overall program willmore » develop and demonstrate the technology base required to provide a wide range of modular power systems as well as allowing mission independence from solar and orbital attitude requirements. Several recent advancements in CSTI High Capacity power development will be discussed.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10181456
Report Number(s):
NASA-TM--102059; CONF-890815--30
ON: DE94051263; TRN: 94:008323
DOE Contract Number:
AI03-86SF16310
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 24. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference,Arlington, VA (United States),6-11 Aug 1989; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States);National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; SPACE POWER REACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; REACTOR MATERIALS; STIRLING ENGINES; DESIGN; REACTOR COMPONENTS NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 210600; 220200; POWER REACTORS, MOBILE, PROPULSION, PACKAGE, AND TRANSPORTABLE; COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES