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Title: Multimegawatt space nuclear power supply, Phase 1 Final report

This Specification establishes the performance, design, development, and test requirements for the Boeing Multimegawatt Space Nuclear Power System (MSNPS). The Boeing Multimegawatt Space Power System is part of the DOE/SDIO Multimegawatt Space Nuclear Power Program. The purpose of this program is to provide a space-based nuclear power system to meet the needs of SDIO missions. The Boeing MSNPS is a category 1 concept which is capable of delivering 10's of MW(e) for 100's of seconds with effluent permitted. A design goal is for the system to have growth or downscale capability for other power system concepts. The growth objective is to meet the category 3 capability of 100's of MW(e) for 100's of seconds, also with effluent permitted. The purpose of this preliminary document is to guide the conceptual design effort throughout the Phase 1 study effort. This document will be updated through out the study. It will thus result in a record of the development of the design effort.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6818480
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/12754-T3
ON: DE90012433
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-88ID12754
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Boeing Aerospace Co., Kent, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; SPACE POWER REACTORS; DESIGN; SPACE VEHICLES; POWER SYSTEMS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; FISSILE MATERIALS; FUEL PELLETS; IMPACT SHOCK; MAINTENANCE; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; METEOROIDS; PLASMA; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIATION EFFECTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; RELIABILITY; SPACE VEHICLE COMPONENTS; SPACE WEAPONS; SPECIFICATIONS; THERMAL STRESSES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; MATERIALS; MOBILE REACTORS; PELLETS; POWER REACTORS; POWER SUPPLIES; REACTORS; SAFETY; STRESSES; VEHICLES NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 210600* -- Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 450500 -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Strategic Defense Initiative-- (1990-)