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Newest Russian icebreaker ready to hit the ice
The Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika. Photo: Rosatom
The Arktika, Russia’s latest nuclear-powered icebreaker, sailed from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg last week, bound for the Murmansk seaport. The voyage is scheduled to take approximately two weeks, during which time the vessel will be tested “in ice conditions,” according to Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned atomic energy corporation.
Jorge V. Carvajal, Michael D. Heibel, Nicola G. Arlia, Andrew Bascom, Kenan Ünlü
Nuclear Technology | Volume 197 | Number 2 | February 2017 | Pages 201-208
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT16-92
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This paper describes the novel implementation of a vacuum-micro-electronic (VME) device configured as a wireless transmitter capable of transmitting, within a nuclear radiation environment, a radio-frequency signal proportional to a voltage input. The VME device discussed in this paper would enable key operating parameters of every fuel assembly in a commercial reactor core to be continuously monitored without adding vessel penetrations and cabling.
The device's frequency and amplitude response to radiation are discussed, and the results of irradiation testing are presented. The results of the irradiation test show that the device described herein can withstand the exposure to a neutron fluence and gamma-ray dose substantially higher than previously achieved.