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SNAP 7D: stronium-90 fueled thermoelectric generator power source, thirty-watt U.S. Navy Floating Weather Station, final report

Description: The objectives of the SNAP-7D program were to design, manufacture, test and deliver a thirty-watt electric generating system for a modified U.S. Navy NOMAD-class weather buoy to be stationed in the Gulf of Mexico. The sixty-watt Strontium-90 thermoelectric generator, the relay panel, the batteries, and the installation of the system in a boat-type buoy are described. In addition to delivering the power supply, many tests were required for the SNAP-7D system to demonstrate its conformance to the contract statement of work.
Date: March 15, 1963
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Snap 7B: Stronium-90 Fueled Thermoelectric Generator Power Source, Thirty- Watt U.S. Coast Guard Automatic Light Station. Final Report

Description: The objectives of the SNAP 7B program were to design, manufacture, test and deliver a thirty-watt electric generating system for a U. S. Coast Guard Automatic Light Station. This report describes the sixty-watt, strontium-90 thermoelectric generator, the converter, the batteries, and the installation of the generator into the container. The electrical tests of the generator and of the system, the shock and vibration tests, and the tests at the environmental temperature extremes are discussed.
Date: June 1963
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: Final Progress Report, September 1, 1962 Through Completion

Description: From abstract: The principal efforts during the final period were concerned with plant testing, modifications to the plant to enable it to produce full design load at high ambient temperatures, the compilation and evaluation of plant performance data, preparation of documents and transfer of the plant to the AEC and final resolution of all outstanding contract scope items.
Date: July 15, 1963
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: Plant Performance Studies, Final Periodic Report, September 1, 1962 to December 31, 1962

Description: From abstract: Data obtained during the performance testing of the PM-1 plant was compiled and evaluated. It is concluded from the data that the plant performance in general meets or exceeds specifications. Transient and steady-state electrical fluctuations are well within specified limitations. Heat balance data for both the primary and secondary systems agree reasonably well with design predictions. Radiation levels are below those anticipated.
Date: April 1963
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PM Research and Development Program: 1st Quarterly Progress Report, April 15, 1961 to June 30, 1961

Description: From summary: This report contains a description of the work accomplished during the first project quarter of the PM Research and Development Program, divided into six areas: core design development, plant design development, fuel element and core component development, critical experiments and zero power testing, reactor flow rates, and heat transfer tests.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Baer, R. L.
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PM Research and Development Task 1.0 : Core 2 Final Design Report

Description: From summary: This report describes the final design of Core 2, which is being developed primarily as a replacement core for the PM-1 and PM-3A nuclear power plants. In addition, the thermal and hydraulic capabilities were investigated; these indicate applicability of the core to higher powered PM-type plants.
Date: April 1963
Creator: Russo, F.; Brittan, W.; Lightner, R. & Baer, R.
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SNAP Programs Quarterly Progress Report, Task 8--Stontium-90 Fuled Thermoelectric Generator Development: Number 1, November 1, 1960-January 31, 1961

Description: From summary: The SNAP 7 program is being conducted for the purpose of developing four radioisotope-fueled thermo-electric power generation systems. An important phase of this program is the processing of Strontium-90 into heat sources for these systems. The current effort involves the design and engineering analysis of two of the four thermo-electric generators.
Date: June 1961
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SNAP Programs Quarterly Progress Report, Task 8--Stontium-90 Fuled Thermoelectric Generator Development: Number 5, November 1, 1961-January 31, 1962

Description: From introduction and summary: The SNAP 7 program is being conducted by the Martin Company for the purpose of developing four radioisotope-fueled thermo-electric power generation systems. The current program in its entirety covers: design, fabrication, test and delivery of four-radioisotope-fueled thermo-electric generator systems are to be designed to meet the rigorous environmental requirements of field use by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.
Date: 1962
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SNAP Programs Quarterly Progress Report, Task 8--Stontium-90 Fuled Thermoelectric Generator Development: Number 6, February 1, 1962-April 30, 1962

Description: From introduction and summary: The prime effort on this contract has been directed toward: Manufacture, assembly and test of the 60-watt thermo-electric generators, procurement of SNAP-7D system components, installation and checkout of the Strontium-90 isotope process equipment.
Date: 1962
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SNAP Programs Quarterly Progress Report, Task 8--Stontium-90 Fuled Thermoelectric Generator Development: Number 7, May 1, 1962-July 31, 1962

Description: From introduction and summary: The effort in this area (Task 8 portion of contract) has been confined to operating the reliability model. There have been fluctuations in output power that can be attributed to variations in the operating parameters, plus an increase in the internal resistance.
Date: 1962
Creator: McDonald, W. A.
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Final Safety Analysis Report: SNAP III Thermoelectric Generator

Description: From summary: An analysis has been performed to determine the ability of the fuel container to withstand the various thermal, mechanical and chemical forces imposed upon the generator by vehicle failures. Where theoretical analysis was impossible, and where experimental evidence was desired, capsules and generators were tested under simulated missile-failure conditions. Thus, the safety limits of SNAP III in a satellite application were defined.
Date: June 1960
Creator: Hagis, W. & Dix, George P.
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Final Safety Analysis: Ten-Watt Strontium-90 Fueled Generator for an Unattended Light Buoy, SNAP-7A

Description: From introduction: A prototype Strontium-90 fueled generator will be used to fulfill the power requirements of an unattended automatic light buoy...Primary objectives are to provide continuous absolute containment of the radiostrontium fuel...and biological shielding of the direct radiation from the heat source.
Date: February 1962
Creator: Brooks, Phillip M. & Keegan, James J.
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Final Safety Analysis: Ten-Watt Strontium-90 Fueled Generator for an Unattended Meteorological Station, SNAP-7C

Description: From introduction: The primary objectives in designing a nuclear safe radiostrontium generator are: continuous absolute containment of the radiostrontium fuel, which is a relatively insoluble and chemically stable fuel compound, and biological shielding of the direct radiation from the heat source. This report evaluates the safety aspects of a prototype Strontium-90 fueled generator which will be utilized by the U.S. Navy to power and unattended automatic meterological station.
Date: 1962
Creator: Brooks, Phillip & Keegan, James J.
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Swaged Metal Fiber-UO₂ Fuel Element: Final Report

Description: From introduction: The objectives of this program were to: study the variables of uranium dioxide, metal fibers and cladding material and determine the effects of swaging, develop thermal conductivity tests for small diameter rod-type elements, determine the thermal conductivity of various combinations of metal fibers and uranium dioxide, and select optimum combinations of the above variables to recommend for irradiation testing.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Kane, John
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Strontium 90 Power Project: Final Summary Report

Description: From summary: The primary purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of converting reactor waste Strontium-90 into a safe and useful source of electrical energy. Secondary purpose is physical and environmental testing of the power conversion device or thermoelectric couples. This required actual fabrication of a 100-thermal-watt strontium titanate fuel element
Date: March 1960
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: 3rd Quarterly Progress Report, September 1, 1959-November 30, 1959

Description: From abstract: The principal efforts are the furthering of the final design and preparation of specifications for some long-lead components. The entire power plant has been divided, for final design purposes, into 37 subsystems. The status of work on each subsystem at the close of the period is reported.
Date: March 1960
Creator: Martin Company. Nuclear Division.
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: 4th Quarterly Progress Report, December 1, 1959-February 29, 1960

Description: From abstract: The principal efforts during the fourth project quarter were the near-completion of the final design and preparation of specifications for plant components. Reactor development work included final preparations for the flexible zero-power test (PMZ-1) program and revised fuel element irradiation test program, continuation of reactor flow test, further work on heat transfer test program, and final design and fabrication of the prototype magnetic jack-type control rod actuators.
Date: April 5, 1960
Creator: Martin Company. Nuclear Division.
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: 5th Quarterly Progress Report, March 1, 1960-May 31, 1960

Description: From abstract: Reactor development work includes: initiation of the flexible zero-power test (PMZ-1) experimental program, fabrication and delivery of a PM-1 type fuel element, continuation of reactor flow and heat transfer tests, development work on rare earth control rods, and testing and redesign of the prototype magnetic jack-type control rod actuator.
Date: July 5, 1960
Creator: Martin Company. Nuclear Division.
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Special Welding Techniques : Final Summary Report

Description: From foreword: This is the final report on Special Welding Techniques. The work of the third and final year is discussed in detail, and the accomplishments of the first two years are summarized.
Date: January 1957
Creator: Mueller, John; Maxwell, William & Siltanen, James
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Feasibility Study of Water-Cooled Thermionic Nuclear Power Plant

Description: From introduction: Feasibility of the thermionic reactor system determined by a comparison of plant features such as component and plant reliability, capital and operating costs, and the number of air-transportable modules required, to existing portable nuclear power plants.
Date: November 1962
Creator: Martin Company. Nuclear Division.
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