Accession Number : ADA339029

Title :   TFE Verification Program

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA

PDF Url : ADA339029

Report Date : 01 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The objective of the semiannual progress report is to summarize the technical results obtained during the latest reporting period. The information presented herein will include evaluated test data, design evaluations, the results of analyses and the significance of results. The program objective is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program builds directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. The TFE Verification Program addresses this concern.

Descriptors :   *THERMIONIC POWER GENERATION, *FAST REACTORS, *SPACECRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY CONVERSION, REACTOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS, REACTOR CONTROL, THERMAL REACTORS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE