PARTICLE BED NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY FOR FUTURE AIR FORCE AIR-BREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14874
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1133 East 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael R Beltran
 Principal Investigator
 (718) 338-3311
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
IT IS HERE PROPOSED TO EVALUATE PARTICLE BED NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN FUTURE AIR FORCE AIR-BREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS. SINCE AIR-BREATHING CHEMICAL PROPULSION IS LIMITED IN THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND THRUST IT CAN PRODUCE, AND SINCE VEHICLE CONCEPTS ARE REACHING THE END OF THAT LIMIT, IT IS BECOMING NECESSARY TO INVESTIGATE OTHER POSSIBILITIES, SUCH AS NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEMS. NUCLEAR FUELS PROVIDE APPROXIMATELY ONE MILLION TIMES THE ENERGY PER UNIT WEIGHT OF CHEMICAL FUELS; THUS, VAST INCREASES IN PERFORMANCE ARE POSSIBLE FOR AIRBREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS. SYSTEMS WHICH WILL BE EVALUATED INCLUDE: THE NUCLEAR TURBOJET, THE NUCLEAR TURBOPROP, AND THE NUCLEAR RAMJET.

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