A modular gas‐cooled cermet reactor system for planetary base power

@inproceedings{Jahshan2008AMG,
  title={A modular gas‐cooled cermet reactor system for planetary base power},
  author={Salim N. Jahshan and Jeffrey Alan Borkowski},
  year={2008}
}
Fission nuclear power is foreseen as the source for electricity in planetary colonization and exploration. A six module gas‐cooled, cermet‐fueled reactor is proposed that can meet the design objectives. The highly enriched core is compact and can operate at high temperature for a long life. The helium coolant powers six modular Brayton cycles that compare favorably with the SP‐100‐based Brayton cycle.