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IN-SITU ELECTRICAL TESTING OF MULTICELL THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21126
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21126
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IN-SITU ELECTRICAL TESTING OF MULTICELL THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,552.00
 

Abstract:

IN PHASE I AN IN-SIT METHOD IS PRESENTED FOR ELECTRICALLY HEATING EMITTERS OF MULTI-CELL IN-CORE THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS (TFES). NUCLEAR HEATING IS NOT REQUIRED. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY SUPPLYING PULSES OF ELECTRIC CURRENT TO MOMENTARILY BIAS THE COLLECTORS IN THE TFE WI A SEVERAL-VOLT NEGATIVE VOLTAGE. ELECTRONS ARE EMITTED FROM THE NOMINAL COLLECTOR VIA SCHOTTKY EMISSION AND HEAT THE EMITTER VIA ELECTRON BOMBARDMENT HEATING. NO OTHER KNOWN METHOD, OTHER THAN INSERTING THE TFE IN A NUCLEAR REACTOR, CAN BE USED TO TEST THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IN-CORE TFE PRIOR TO REACTOR INTEGRATION.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Arnold Kalandarishvili
5137662050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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