High-silicon {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} fuel characterization study: Half module impact tests

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of [sup 238]Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. The modular GPHS design was developed to address both survivability during launch abort and return from orbit. Previous testing conducted in support of the Galileo and Ulysses missions documented the response of GPHSs to a variety of fragment- impact, aging, atmospheric reentry, and Earth-impact conditions. The evaluations documented in this report are part of an ongoing program to determine the effect of fuel impurities on the response of the heat source to conditions baselined during the ... continued below

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Reimus, M.A.H. January 1, 1997.

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The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of [sup 238]Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. The modular GPHS design was developed to address both survivability during launch abort and return from orbit. Previous testing conducted in support of the Galileo and Ulysses missions documented the response of GPHSs to a variety of fragment- impact, aging, atmospheric reentry, and Earth-impact conditions. The evaluations documented in this report are part of an ongoing program to determine the effect of fuel impurities on the response of the heat source to conditions baselined during the Galileo/Ulysses test program. In the first two tests in this series, encapsulated GPHS fuel pellets containing high levels of silicon were aged, loaded into GPHS module halves, and impacted against steel plates. The results show no significant differences between the response of these capsules and the behavior of relatively low-silicon fuel pellets tested previously.

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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: DE96014457
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2815
  • Report No.: CONF-970115--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 439006
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683924

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Reimus, M.A.H. High-silicon {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} fuel characterization study: Half module impact tests, article, January 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683924/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.