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Accession Number N20120014218
Title Manufacture of W-UO2 Fuel Elements for NTP Using the Hot Isostatic Pressing Consolidation Process.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author J. Broadway O. Mireles R. Hickman
Abstract NTP is attractive for space exploration because: (1) Higher Isp than traditional chemical rockets (2)Shorter trip times (3) Reduced propellant mass (4) Increased payload. Lack of qualified fuel material is a key risk (cost, schedule, and performance). Development of stable fuel form is a critical path, long lead activity. Goals of this project are: Mature CERMET and Graphite based fuel materials and Develop and demonstrate critical technologies and capabilities.
Keywords Ceramic nuclear fuels
Cermets
Costs
Graphite
Hot isostatic pressing
Nuclear propulsion
Research and development
Rocket propellants
Space exploration
Uranium oxides

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 84 - Space Technology
77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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