Annual Technical Progress Report of Radioisotope Power System Materials Production and Technology Program Tasks for October 1, 2004, Through September 30, 2005 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Annual Technical Progress Report of Radioisotope Power System Materials Production and Technology Program Tasks for October 1, 2004, Through September 30, 2005

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE - Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (NE)

Publisher

  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN

Date

  • Creation: 2005-09-30

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The Office of Space and Defense Power Systems of the Department of Energy (DOE) provides Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) for applications where conventional power systems are not feasible. For example, radioisotope thermoelectric generators were supplied by the DOE to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for deep space missions including the Cassini Mission launched in October of 1997 to study the planet Saturn. For the Cassini Mission, ORNL produced carbon-bonded carbon fiber (CBCF) insulator sets, iridium alloy blanks and foil, and clad vent sets (CVS) used in the generators. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been involved in developing materials and technology and producing components for the DOE for more than three decades. This report reflects program guidance from the Office of Space and Defense Power Systems for fiscal year (FY) 2005. Production activities for prime quality (prime) CBCF insulator sets, iridium alloy blanks and foil, and CVS are summarized in this report. Technology activities are also reported that were conducted to improve the manufacturing processes, characterize materials, or to develop information for new radioisotope power systems.
  • Physical Description: 1 Mb

Subject

  • Keyword: Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Nesdps Office Of Nuclear Energy Space And Defense Power Systems
  • Keyword: Iridium Alloys
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Carbon Fibers
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Ornl
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nasa
  • Keyword: Thermoelectric Generators Nesdps Office Of Nuclear Energy Space And Defense Power Systems
  • Keyword: Manufacturing
  • Keyword: Power Systems
  • Keyword: Saturn Planet

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2006/502
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/921777
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 921777
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc895975