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1Title:  Shipyards in the United States that perform naval nuclear propulsion work, 2012 Add
 Summary:  Information on the nuclear-qualified shipyards that support the construction and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion for the United States Navy. Links to Google Maps are provided for the six shipyard facilities. 
 Source:  http://nnsa.energy.gov/ourmission/poweringnavy 
 Date:   2012 
 Subject(s):  Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
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2Title:  Project Prometheus final report Add
 Summary:  This report describes Project Prometheus, the goal of which was "to develop a Deep Space Vehicle (DSV) for outer solar system robotic exploration missions that would combine a safe, reliable, Space Nuclear Reactor with electric propulsion." Naval Reactors was designated by the Department of Energy as the lead agency for the development of civilian space reactor systems and served as a NASA partner in this project. Project Prometheus was cancelled in 2005. 
 Source:  http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38185 
 Date:   2005 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
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3Title:  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 
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4Title:  Navy nuclear-powered surface ships: Background, issues, and options for Congress Add
 Summary:  This 2010 study, authored by Ronald O'Rourke of the Congressional Research Service, describes issues relating to the expansion of nuclear propulsion to cruisers. O'Rourke notes that the only current United States Navy nuclear-powered surface ships are aircraft carriers. At the same time, section 1012 of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act states that major combantant ships should be nuclear-powered, unless the Secretary of Defense reports to Congress that the use of nuclear propulsion is not in the national interest. The author describes issues relating to the CG(X) cruiser class (which was cancelled in 2010) and provides cost comparisons of nuclear- versus conventionally-powered cruisers. 
 Source:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL33946/ 
 Date:  29 September 2010 
 Subject(s):  CG(X) | Naval Reactors 
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5Title:  Navy ship propulsion technologies: Options for reducing oil use - Background for Congress Add
 Summary:  This Congressional Research Service study, written by Ronald O'Rourke, describes a range of strategies for reducing the consumption of oil on naval vessels, including the expansion of nuclear propulsion in the surface fleet. O'Rourke analyzes the past use of nuclear propulsion for CGNs, all of which had been decommissioned by the time he wrote this report. The nuclear-powered, guided missile cruiser analysis is relevant to the then-planned CG(X)-class of cruisers. The CG(X) program was cancelled in 2010. 
 Source:  http://opencrs.com/document/RL33360/2006-07-26/ 
 Date:  11 December 2006 
 Subject(s):  CG(X) | Naval Reactors 
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6Title:  The proposed Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) and its potential impact on U.S. Navy nuclear propulsion programs Add
 Summary:  This Naval Postgraduate School thesis, written by Marion Burgess, Jr., examines the possible impact of the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) upon the Navy's nuclear propulsion program. Burgess notes that the United States' naval nuclear reactors use enriched uranium, material that falls under the limits defined in FMCT. For a host of reasons, including verification impracticalities, the author asserts that "the United States government should not, and probably will not, endorse an FMCT that would affect the production of fissile materials for naval nuclear propulsion" (56). 
 Source:  http://www.worldcat.org/title/proposed-fissile-material-cutoff-treaty-fmct-and-its-potential-impact-on-us-navy-nuclear-propulsion-programs/oclc/610056176 
 Date:   2010 
 Subject(s):  Highly enriched uranium (HEU) | Naval Reactors 
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7Title:  NASA/Navy Benchmarking Exchange (NNBE): Naval Reactors safety assurance Add
 Summary:  As noted in the Executive Summary, "the NASA/Navy Benchmarking Exchange (NNBE) was undertaken to identify practices and procedures and to share lessons learned in the Navy's submarine and NASA's human space flight programs" (iv). NASA benchmarked Naval Reactors because of its "high reliability...provid[ing] the most meaningful comparison to NASA's human-rated space flight program" (4). A number of principles developed by the program's first director, Hyman G. Rickover, are analyzed, including the importance of a flat organizational structure that supports informed dissent; responsibility through ownership of a job, longevity, and technical expertise; and, the need for embedding safety principles in all aspects of a program's work. 
 Source:  http://www.worldcat.org/title/nasanavy-benchmarking-exchange-nnbe-volume-ii-progress-report-naval-nuclear-submarine-safety-assurance/oclc/52891042 
 Date:  15 July 2003 
 Subject(s):  Reactor safety | Naval Reactors 
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8Title:  Request for Naval Reactors comment on Project Prometheus Add
 Summary:  A formal request, from the Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) to Naval Reactors requesting comment on the reactor safety requirements for NASA's Project Prometheus. Project Prometheus was created in 2003 to design reactors for long-duration space missions. The NRPCT, requesting the review, included engineers from Lockeed Martin, the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (the latter two being long-time contractors for Naval Reactors). The letter describes the team's primary goal: "Consistent with Naval Reactors program philosophy...no undue risk to the health and safety of workers, the public, or adverse effects to the environment should result from activities associated with the nuclear reactor of the Prometheus project." 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=883434 
 Date:  28 April 2005 
 Subject(s):  Project Prometheus | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
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9Title:  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 
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10Title:  FY 2005 Naval Reactors budget request Add
 Summary:  This budget document describes Naval Reactors funding for the 2005 fiscal year, and for the preceding fiscal years. The program's fundamental purpose is stated: "Provide the Navy with safe, militarily effective nuclear propulsion plants and ensure their continued safe and reliable operation" (521). The budget document describes the development of the CVN 21 (later designated as A1B) reactor, the successor to the A4W plants that power the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. As noted, the A1B plants will provide over 25% more energy than the A4W plants and require significantly fewer propulsion plant operators. The document also describes Naval Reactors' work with Transformational Technology Core (TTC) pressurized water reactors, which will "deliver a significant energy increase to future VIRGINIA-class" submarines (522). The "Memos and Strategies" section (526) describes the program's relationship to the Bettis and Knolls laboratories. 
 Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1B_reactor 
 Date:   2004 
 Subject(s):  A1B | Budgetary information | Naval Reactors 
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