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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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University of Florida-led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Lee Mason, Steve Oleson, David Jacobson, Paul Schmitz, Lou Qualls, Michael Smith, Brian Ade, Jorge Navarro
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 1 | December 2022 | Pages S52-S66
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2045180
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Under the Mars Transportation Assessment Study, NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy are performing analyses and generating concepts for crewed nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) missions to Mars. This paper presents the results of trade studies and concept development for the nuclear electric power system, consisting of the fission reactor, radiation shielding, power conversion, heat rejection, and power management and distribution (PMAD). The nuclear power team completed trade studies to evaluate different reactor and power conversion technologies and developed preliminary concepts for the crew shielding, waste heat radiators, and PMAD. The initial results suggest that a modified terrestrial microreactor combined with supercritical CO2 Brayton conversion could be used to perform the crew and cargo missions with satisfactory performance and modest risk. The paper includes preliminary development strategies that could bring the NEP technology to fruition for Mars missions in the late 2030s or early 2040s.