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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component report for the Ground Demonstration System Accumulator

Description: The Model Number ORC1A3A01 System Accumulator for the Kilowatt Isotope Power System was expulsion tested and demonstrated to be in compliance with the requirements of Sundstrand Explusion Test Procedure, TP 400. Test requirements of TP 400 were extracted from the Kilowatt Isotope Power System, Ground Demonstration System Test Plan.
Date: January 31, 1978
Creator: Brainard, E.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit Safety Analysis Report (LWRHU-SAR). Volume I. A. Introduction and executive summary. B. Reference Design Document (RDD)

Description: The orbiter and probe portions of the NASA Galileo spacecraft contain components which require auxiliary heat during the mission. To meet these needs, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Special Nuclear Projects (OSNP) has sponsored the design, fabrication, and testing of a one-watt encapsulated plutonium dioxide-fueled thermal heater named the Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit (LWRHU). This report addresses the radiological risks which might be encountered by people both at the la… more
Date: October 1, 1985
Creator: Johnson, E. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test report for the ground demonstration system pump. 77-KIPS-99

Description: The purpose of this test was to demonstrate that the pump utilized for the developmental program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) fulfilled the requirements of Test Procedure 398A, Component Test Procedure for the Ground Demonstration System Pump. The results of the tests are reported. From these results it was concluded that the pump for the Kilowatt Isotope Power System has satisfactorily completed the requirements of Sundstrand Pump Test Procedure, TP 398A.
Date: February 8, 1978
Creator: Brainard, E.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test procedure for the ground demonstration system multi-power level combined rotating unit. 77-KIPS-61

Description: This test procedure (No. 402) provides a detailed description of the verification methods which shall be used in the developmental program to be conducted on the Combined Rotating Unit-(CRU) of the Kilowatt Isotope Power System KIPS, to fulfill the requirements of the Ground Demonstration Test Plan. The test objectives were to: establish operating conditions, overspeed conditions and to measure basic performance; measure output power; record spin-down data and calculate bearing losses; calculat… more
Date: December 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: Test Procedure for the Radiator Long and Short Panels. 77-KIPS-111

Description: The objective of this document is to outline the procedure for conducting development tests of sections of the KIPS space radiator. The results of these tests will be utilized to determine the final design and anticipated performance characteristics of the full size ground demonstration system (GDS) radiator. This procedure is applicable to the tests planned for the short panel radiator test assembly (KIPS104000-009) and for the long panel radiator test assembly (KIPS104000-019). The test data … more
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test report for the ground demonstration system accumulator. 77-KIPS-100

Description: The purpose of this test was to demonstrate that the system accumulator for the developmental program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) fulfilled the requirements of the test procedure (TP 400) test objectives. The results of the expulsion testing performed on the system accumulator are presented.
Date: October 10, 1977
Creator: Brainard, E.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test report for the Ground Demonstration System Alternator Stator

Description: Results are presented of acceptance tests conducted on the Alternator Stator, S/N 002, for the Kilowatt Isotope Power System. These results show that the Alternator Stator, S/N 002 for the Kilowatt Isotope Power System has satisfactorily completed the testing set forth within Sundstrand Test Specification 2538. Test requirements of TS 2538 were extracted from the Kilowatt Isotope Power System, and Phase I Test Plan.
Date: April 25, 1978
Creator: Brainard, E.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt isotope power system. Component test procedure for the ground demonstration system radiator bypass valve

Description: This test procedure provides a detailed description of the verification methods which shall be used in the developmental program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) Radiator Bypass Valve, to fulfill the requirements of the Ground Demonstration System Design Criteria. The test objective is to demonstrate the bypass flow characteristics of the valve as a function of the Jet Condensor Inlet Temperature. To accomplish the test objective the pump discharge temperature (TPO) w… more
Date: April 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt isotope power system. Phase II plan. Volume V. Safety, quality assurance and reliability

Description: The development of a Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) was begun in 1975 for the purpose of satisfying the power requirements of satellites in the 1980's. The KIPS is a /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/-fueled organic Rankine cycle turbine power system to provide a design output of 500 to 2000 W. Included in this volume are: launch and flight safety considerations; quality assurance techniques and procedures to be followed through system fabrication, assembly and inspection; and the reliability program ma… more
Date: March 15, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test procedure for the ground demonstration system jet condenser focusing. 77-KIPS-59

Description: This test procedure (No. 404) provides a detailed description of the verification methods which shall be used in the development program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) Jet Condenser to fulfill the requirements of the Ground Demonstration Test Plan, Section 6.4.
Date: July 15, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test procedure for the ground demonstration system flow control valve. 77-KIP-57

Description: Test procedures to be used to demonstrate the temperature control function, flow control function, and transient response of the Mechanical Flow-Temperature Control Valve in the Kilowatt Isotope Power System are described in detail. (LCL)
Date: July 11, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System. Phase II plan. Volume III. Addendum evaluation criteria

Description: Preliminary evaluation criteria for the following aspects of the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) are discussed: thermal environment of the heat source and the equipment and materials in this thermal environment; start-up requirements; power degradation; micrometeorite protection; control system; reliability and failure made analysis; quality control; cost; and re-entry survivability. (LCL)
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test procedure for the ground demonstration system jet condenser focusing. 77-KIPS-59. Revision A

Description: This test procedure (No. 404A) provides a detailed description of the verification methods which shall be used in the development program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) Jet Condenser to fulfill the requirements of the Ground Demonstration Test Plan, Section 6.4. This is a revision of Test Procedure No. 404.
Date: March 14, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: component test procedure for the ground demonstration system jet condenser orifice performance. 77-KIPS-83

Description: The verification methods which shall be used in the development program to be conducted on the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) Jet Condenser to verify adequate orifice thermal performance are described. The purpose of the test procedure is to determine which orifice elements achieve satisfactory thermal performance to assure adequacy for Ground Demonstration System (GDS) Testing.
Date: August 10, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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KIPS kilowatt isotope power system

Description: This Control System topical report covers basic control requirements, selection of control system and a recent review of an electromechanical approach to the flow control valve. Section I covers the basic control requirements for Organic Rankine cycle systems, particular requirements for an isotope fueled space power system, and special requirements imposed by launch, Shuttle deployment and spacecraft requirements. Various control devices which can be used to meet system requirements are discus… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight-systems safety program. Progress report, February 1982

Description: This technical monthly report covers studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotope power systems carried out for the Office of Coordination and Special Projects of the US Department of Energy by los Alamos National Laboratory. Most of the studies discussed here are ongoing. Results and conclusions described may change as the work continues. Published reference of the results cited in this report should not be made without the explicit permission of the person in charge of th… more
Date: February 1, 1982
Creator: Bronisz, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kilowatt Isotope Power System: Test Procedure for the EHSA Multifoil Insulation. 77-KIPS-109

Description: The procedure is described for conducting the multifoil insulation meltdown test on the electrical heat source assembly (EHSA). The results of the tests will be used to verify the predicted sequence of events during multifoil insulation meltdown and to determine the ultimate steady-state temperatures of the various EHSA components.
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Space nuclear safety and fuels program. Progress report

Description: This technical monthly report covers studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotope power systems. These studies are conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Office of Coordination and Special Projects of the US Department of Energy. Because most of the studies discussed here are ongoing, results and conclusions may change as the work continues. Published reference of the results cited in this report should not be made without explicit permission from the person in… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Bronisz, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Statistical analysis and planning of multihundred-watt impact tests

Description: Modular multihundred-watt (MHW) radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG's) are used as a power source for spacecraft. Due to possible environmental contamination by radioactive materials, numerous tests are required to determine and verify the safety of the RTG. There are results available from 27 fueled MHW impact tests regarding hoop failure, fingerprint failure, and fuel failure. Data from the 27 tests are statistically analyzed for relationships that exist between the test design variab… more
Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: Martz, H.F. Jr. & Waterman, M.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Space nuclear safety program. Progress report, August 1983

Description: This technical monthly report covers studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotope power systems carried out for the Office of Special Nuclear Projects of the US Department of Energy by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Most of the studies discussed here are ongoing. Results and conclusions described may change as the work continues.
Date: January 1, 1984
Creator: Bronisz, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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