Accession Number : AD0282179

Title :   FEASIBILITY DETERMINATION OF A NUCLEAR THERMIONIC SPACE POWER PLANT.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept., 1 May-31 Jul 62.

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL NUCLEONICS SAN RAMON CALIF

Report Date : 31 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Work is described which is directed toward demonstration of the feasibility of the Nuclear Thermionic Radiator Space Power System. The specific objectives of the current program are: (1) to demonstrate operation of a minimum of three thermionic converters in a series array using heat from a liquid metal loop to heat the cathodes; and, (2) to demonstrate 1000 hours of thermionic operation using liquid metal heating. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, *THERMIONIC EMISSION, HEAT EXCHANGERS, LIQUID METALS, SPACE FLIGHT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE