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URANIUM ARC FISSION REACTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15690
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15690
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rts Laboratories Inc
1663 Technology Avenue Alachua, FL 32615
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: URANIUM ARC FISSION REACTOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,901.00
 

Abstract:

URANIUM ARC TECHNOLOGY IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR SPACE NUCLEAR THERMAL AND ELCTRIC PROPULSION REACTORS WHERE THE ARC IS DRIVEN MAINLY BY FISSION ENERGY AND REQUIRES LITTLE ELECTRICAL ENERGY INPUT. IT OPERATES AT 10,000K, AND TRANSFERS ITS ENERGY TO THE PROPELLANT OR WORKING FLUID VIA OPTICAL RADIATOR. THE PROPULSION TURBOCHARGER OR AFTERBURNER CAN ELEVATE FLUID TEMPERATURES TO LEVELS ABOVE THE MELTING POINT OF ANY MATERIAL (ABOVE 4000K), WHICH BRINGS VERY HIGH SPECIFIC IMPULSE PROPULSION OR ULTRAHIGH TEMPERATURE POWER CONVERSION. FOR SPACE POWER PLATFORMS, THE RESULTANT IMPROVED EFFICIENCY MEANS REDUCED AND EASIER WASTE HEAT REJECTION AND THUS A MORE COMPACT, LOWER MASS REACTOR DESIGN. THE TECHNOLOGY IS ALSO APPLICABLE FOR MORE EFFICIENT AND SAFER GROUND-BASED ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION. A SPINOFF DEVELOPMENT IS THE TECHNOLOGY FOR HANDLING URANIUM AND ITS COMPOUNDS IN LIQUID AND VAPOR FORMS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard T Scheider
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rts Laboratories Inc
1663 Technology Avenue Alachua, FL 32615

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No