Heatpipe power system and heatpipe bimodal system design and development options

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The Heatpipe Power System (HPS) is a potential, near-term, low-cost space fission power system. The Heatpipe Bimodal System (HBS) is a potential, near-term, low-cost space fission power and/or propulsion system. Both systems will be composed of independent modules, and all components operate within the existing databases. The HPS and HBS have relatively few system integration issues; thus, the successful development of a module is a significant step toward verifying system feasibility and performance estimates. A prototypic HPS module is being fabricated, and testing is scheduled to begin in November 1996. A successful test will provide high confidence that the HPS ... continued below

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Houts, M.G.; Poston, D.I. & Emrich, W.J. Jr. February 1, 1997.

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The Heatpipe Power System (HPS) is a potential, near-term, low-cost space fission power system. The Heatpipe Bimodal System (HBS) is a potential, near-term, low-cost space fission power and/or propulsion system. Both systems will be composed of independent modules, and all components operate within the existing databases. The HPS and HBS have relatively few system integration issues; thus, the successful development of a module is a significant step toward verifying system feasibility and performance estimates. A prototypic HPS module is being fabricated, and testing is scheduled to begin in November 1996. A successful test will provide high confidence that the HPS can achieve its predicted performance.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97002345

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  • Space technology and applications international forum (STAIF - 97), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 26-30 Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE97002345
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3808
  • Report No.: CONF-970115--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 431151
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679103

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Houts, M.G.; Poston, D.I. & Emrich, W.J. Jr. Heatpipe power system and heatpipe bimodal system design and development options, article, February 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679103/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.