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Phenomenological Parametric Analysis Of Advanced Nuclear Power Systems
Author(s): Robert W. Bussard; Ralph Cooper
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Paper Abstract

Two phenomenologically-based computer programs have been developed to study nuclear power systems for strategic defense. One code models total system mass-in-orbit requirements derived from detailed orbit track and coverage computations. This showed that power plant specific mass dominates systems application assessments. The other code models technical features of a variety of nuclear systems, to show performance in terms of technology level and variability. Together they can help define optimal paths for fruitful research on advanced concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0871, Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning, (6 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943629
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Robert W. Bussard, Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (United States)
Ralph Cooper, Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0871:
Space Structures, Power, and Power Conditioning
Raymond F. Askew, Editor(s)

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