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Thermionic Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Bimodal Reactor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19579
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19579
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Thermionic Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Bimodal Reactor
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,994.00
 

Abstract:

BIMODAL REACTORS FOR POWER AND PROPULSION HAVE LONG BEEN OF INTEREST FOR MISSIONS REQUIRINGS BOTH HIGH POWER AND LARGE DELTA-V; E.G., HIGH ALTITUDE, GEOSYNCHRONOUS AND PLANETARY MISSIONS. IT PROPULSIVE THRUST AND ELECTRIC POWER CAN BOTH BE SUPPLIED FROM THE SAME UNIT, A LARGE POTENTIAL SAVINGS CAN OCCUR. SUCH A REACTOR CAN BE DEVELOPED FROM A URANIUM CARBIDE FUELED THERMIONIC REACTOR WITH SINGLE CELL THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS. IT IS PROPOSED THAT SINGLE-CELL THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS COULD BE CONSTRUCTED WITH INTERNAL PASSAGES FOR HYDROGEN EXHAUST, WHEREAS CONVENTIONAL URANIUM DIOXIDE IS NOT. THUS, THE ABILITY TO USE URANIUM CARBIDE FUEL REPRESENTS ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR BIMODAL OPERATION.

Principal Investigator:

Elliot Kennel
5137662050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Space Exploration Associates
141 West Xenia Ave, Po Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

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