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1Title:  Project Prometheus Reactor Module final report Add
 Summary:  This report describes the work of the Naval Reactors program's contractor laboratories - the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory - in NASA's Project Prometheus. Naval Reactors worked as NASA's partner in the design of a civilian space reactor for a 15-20 year mission. The first identified mission was the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO). Five reactor designs were evaluated by Naval Reactors, with the direct gas Brayton plant deemed the most promising design. NR investigated a number of issues, including plant design, instrumentation and control, and core and plant materials. In performing this research, Naval Reactors determined that the existing state of reactor technology did not support the creation of a plant that would enable mission goals to be met. The Prometheus project was ended in 2005. 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp?purl=/884680-LsvaFN/ 
 Date:   2006 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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2Title:  Documentation of Naval Reactors papers and presentations for the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) 2006 Add
 Summary:  This document contains information on the presentations and papers (24 in all) prepared by the Knolls and Bettis Atomic Power laboratories for the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) 2006 conference. These presentations describe the work of Naval Reactors and its contractor laboratories, Bettis and Knolls, for NASA's Project Prometheus, which was created to investigate the possible use of nuclear-powered systems for long duration space missions. At the time of the project, Naval Reactors was designated by the Department of Energy as the lead agency for the development of civilian space reactor systems. NR engaged the two contractor laboratories to investigate issues related to deep space reactors. The presentations cover topics such as reactor design, reactor instrumentation, and plant materials. 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge 
 Date:   2006 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
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3Title:  Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) Experiences and considerations with irradiation test performance in an international environment Add
 Summary:  This document describes the NRPCT's efforts to identify reactors worldwide for irradiation testing of materials expected to be included in a Prometheus reactor. The Experimental Fast Reactor JOYO in O-arai, Japan was identified as the best facility to support irradiation testing for the project (which was created to support space reactor development for solar exploration; the project ended in 2005). JOYO is a sodium-cooled Liquid Metal Reactor (LMR). Detailed planning information for reactor materials irradiation testing is included in the report. 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp?purl=/883694-B0koQW/ 
 Date:  15 February 2006 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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