The TOPAZ II space reactor response under accident conditions [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Defense, 1993. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 10 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Defense, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The TOPAZ II is a single-cell thermionic space reactor power system developed by the Russians during the period of time from ∼1969 to 1989. The TOPAZ II has never been flight demonstrated, but the system was extensively tested on the ground. As part of the development and test program, the response of the TOPAZ II under accident conditions was analyzed and characterized. The US TOPAZ II team has been working closely with the Russian specialists to understand the TOPAZ II system, its operational characteristics, and its response under potential accident conditions. The purpose of the technical exchange is to enable a potential launch of a TOPAZ II by the US. The information is required to integrate the system with a US spacecraft and to support the safety review process. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the system and its response under actual and postulated accident conditions.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1993., "la-ur--93-4409", " conf-940402--2", "DE94004998", International topical meeting on the safety of advanced reactors,Pittsburgh, PA (United States),18-20 Apr 1994., and Voss, S.S.
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