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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Jintae Hong, Kwang-Jae Son, Jong-Bum Kim, Jin-Joo Kim
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 8 | August 2020 | Pages 1213-1223
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1682899
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The Korea Aerospace Research Institute is planning to launch a satellite for the Korea launch vehicle’s low orbit test in 2021. An electrically heated thermoelectric generator (ETG) with a mass of 850 g (small ETG) will be one of its selected payloads for this test flight. To assess and assure the design heritage and the reliability of the ETG in the space environment, a small ETG will be tested at the top of the satellite for more than a year. In this study, the design for a small ETG with 10 W(thermal) of heat input was developed through simulations such as heat transfer analysis, modal analysis, thermoelectric analysis, and structural analysis. Then a mock-up was fabricated and basic performance tests were carried out to be ready for the space environment test.