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Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Technical Session|Sponsored by Instrumentation and Controls
Thursday, June 17, 2021|11:15AM–1:00PM (12:15–2:00PM EDT)|Room 4
Jacob Farber (INL)
Richard Wood (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Jamie B. Coble (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Janet Davis (ANS)
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Development of H∞ Controllers for Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engines
Dan C. Floyd (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), David M. Sikorski (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Richard T. Wood (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Seddik M. Djouadi (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville)
A Reduced Order Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine Model as a Research Development Platform
David M. Sikorski (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Richard T. Wood (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville)
Development of a Non-Nuclear Test Bed for Advanced Control Algorithms
Hayden Sutton (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Richard Wood (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Bart Murphy (ORNL), N. Dianne Bull Ezell (ORNL)
Instrumentation for Microreactor Non-Nuclear Testbed Facilities
Troy Unruh (INL), Joshua Daw (INL), Kelly McCary (INL), Richard Skifton (INL)
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