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dc.contributor.advisorBiblarz, Oscar
dc.contributor.authorAstrin, Cal D.
dc.dateSeptember 1996
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:23:53Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:23:53Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9006
dc.description.abstractThe Russian designed and manufactured TOPAZ-II Thermionic Nuclear Space Reactor has been supplied to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization for study as part of the TOPAZ International Program. A Preliminary Nuclear Safety Assessment investigated the readiness to use the TOPAZ-II in support of a Nuclear Electric Propulsion Space Test Mission (NEPSTP). Among the anticipated system modifications required for launching the TOPAZ-II system within safety goals is for a U.S. designed Automatic Control System. The requirements and desired features of such a control system are developed based upon U.S. safety standards. System theory and design are presented in order to establish the basis for development of a hybrid control model from available simulations. The model is verified and then used in exploration of various control schemes and casualty analysis providing groundwork for future Automatic Control System design.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/startupcontrolof109459006
dc.format.extentxii, 1 v. (various pagings)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear Energyen_US
dc.titleStartup control of the TOPAZ-II space nuclear reactoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKaminer, Isaac
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Aeronautics and Astronautics
dc.subject.authorThermionicsen_US
dc.subject.authorTOPAZ-IIen_US
dc.subject.authorStartupen_US
dc.subject.authorControlen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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