Four presentations from U.S. and international contributors, discussing reactor, thruster, and power conversion concepts.


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High Power Electric Propulsion Thruster Trades for a NEP-Based Human Mars Mission

Timothy Kokan (Aerojet Rocketdyne), C. R. Joyner (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Daniel J. Levack (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Dennis E. Morris (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Brian J. Muzek (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Rodney W. Noble (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Samuel Rapoport (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Christopher B. Reynolds (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Jakob Trescott (Aerojet Rocketdyne)

Conceptual Design of a Rotary Space Reactor with Naturally Circulating Water Driven by Centrifugal Force

Keigo Hasegawa (Tokyo City Univ.), Naoyuki Takaki (Tokyo City Univ.), Rikio Watanabe (Tokyo City Univ.), Kazumasa Taneda (Tokyo City Univ.)

Nuclear Electric Propulsion Brayton Power Conversion Working Fluid Considerations

Rodger W. Dyson (NASA), D. V. Rao (LANL), Matthew Duchek (AMA), Christopher Harnack (AMA), Robert Scheidegger (NASA Glenn Research Center), Lee S. Mason (NASA Glenn Research Center), Albert Juhasz (NASA Glenn Research Center), Luis Rodriguez (NASA Glenn Research Center), Ronald Leibach (NASA Glenn Research Center), Steven M. Geng (NASA Glenn Research Center), Daniel D. Goodell (NASA Glenn Research Center)

Genetic Optimization of a Conversion System Based on a Rankine Cycle and its Heat Sink for a 1 MWe Space Nuclear Reactor

Carlos Jesús Romero Casado (CEA), Nicolas Rey-Tornero (CEA), Guillaume Campioni (CEA), Yannick Gorsse (CEA), Daniel Heuer (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Nicolas Jonqueres (CEA), Sébastien L. Martelot (CNES)


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