Extreme Temperature Radiation Tolerant Instrumentation for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines
Award last edited on: 1/10/2017

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John Fraley

Company Information

Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc (AKA: APEI Inc)

535 West Research Center Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701
   (479) 443-5759
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Washingto

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The objective of this proposal is to develop and commercialize a high reliability, high temperature smart neutron flux sensor for NASA Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) systems. Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI) and International Femtoscience (FemtoSci) technology offers the following: (1) 600+ degC ambient operation of a full wireless smart sensor system (2) Extreme-environment electronics utilizing wide band gap integrated circuits and advanced magnetic components (3) CVD nano-diamond neutron flux sensor for near-core measurements, capable of operation to >700 degC (4) Harsh environment packaging technologies to ensure reliable operation at 700 degC (5) Radiation hard, high temperature electronics will offer high reliability nuclear propulsion instrumentation, as well as provide solutions for terrestrial nuclear power generation instrumentation.

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