Appendix F
Briefings to the Committee

COMMITTEE MEETING 1

The Keck Center of the National Academies

Washington, D.C.

September 18-19, 2008


September 18, 2008


Introduction and Study Expectations, W. James Adams, NASA Headquarters

NASA Demand for DOE-Supplied Plutonium-238, Harold M. Bell, NASA Headquarters

Planetary Science Division Programs, James L. Green, NASA Headquarters

Power Systems Program Historical Overview & Current Content, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters

Radioisotope Power Systems Program Policies, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters

Radioisotope Power Systems Program Organization Overview, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center

Current and Potential RPS Missions and Requirements, Jacklyn R. Green, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Radioisotope Power Systems Technology Programs, Rao Surampudi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Critical Facilities and Infrastructure, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center

Other Information, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center

Radioisotope Power Systems Program: NASA Summary, W. James Adams, NASA Headquarters

Department of Energy Radioisotope Power Systems Program, Owen W. Lowe, DOE Headquarters

Department of Energy Radioisotope Power Systems Infrastructure, Wade Carroll, DOE Headquarters

RPS System Development, Robert Wiley and Rebecca Richardson, DOE Headquarters

Pu-238 Supply, Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters

Department of Energy Summary, Owen W. Lowe, DOE Headquarters


September 19, 2008


Integrated Mission Planning Scenarios: RPS Implementation Timeline, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters

The Problem (revised), Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters


COMMITTEE MEETING 2

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena, California

October 27-28, 2008


October 27, 2008


JPL Welcome, Eugene Tattini, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Introduction, Rao Surampudi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

RTG Powered Legacy Missions, John Casani, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

MSL Overview and RPS Implementation, David Woerner, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Outer Planets Flagship Mission Study Overview, Jim Cutts, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jupiter Europa Orbiter Study, Karla Clark, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

TSSM Overview, Kim Reh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

ASRG Integration/Accommodation Considerations for OPF Missions, John Elliott, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nuclear Launch Safety Approval Processes for NASA Missions, Reed Wilcox, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Technology Portfolio Review, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters

Overview of RPS Technology Programs at JPL, Roger Gibbs, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thermoelectric Radioisotope Power Conversion Technology: An Overview, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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appendix f Briefings to the committee cOMMittee Meeting 1 september 19, 2008 the Keck center of the national academies Integrated Mission Planning Scenarios: RPS Imple - Washington, d.c. mentation Timeline, L eonard A. Dudzinski, NASA september 18-19, 2008 Headquarters The Problem (revised), Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters september 18, 2008 Introduction and Study Expectations, W. James Adams, cOMMittee Meeting 2 NASA Headquarters nasa Jet propulsion Laboratory NASA Demand for DOE-Supplied Plutonium-, Harold M. pasadena, california Bell, NASA Headquarters October 27-28, 2008 Planetary Science Division Programs, James L. Green, NASA Headquarters October 27, 2008 Power Systems Program Historical Overview & Current JPL Welcome, E ugene Tattini, NASA Jet Propulsion Content, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters Laboratory Radioisotope Power Systems Program Policies, Leonard A. Introduction, Rao Surampudi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters RTG Powered Legacy Missions, John Casani, NASA Jet Radioisotope Power Systems Program Organization Over- Propulsion Laboratory view, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center MSL Overview and RPS Implementation, David Woerner, Current and Potential RPS Missions and Requirements, Jack- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory lyn R. Green, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Outer Planets Flagship Mission Study Overview, Jim Cutts, Radioisotope Power Systems Technology Programs, Rao NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Surampudi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Jupiter Europa Orbiter Study, Karla Clark, NASA Jet Pro- Critical Facilities and Infrastructure, Thomas J. Sutliff, pulsion Laboratory NASA Glenn Research Center TSSM Overview, K im Reh, NASA Jet Propulsion Other Information, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Laboratory Center ASRG Integration/Accommodation Considerations for OPF Radioisotope Power Systems Program: NASA Summary, W. Missions, John Elliott, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory James Adams, NASA Headquarters Nuclear Launch Safety Approval Processes for NASA Department of Energy Radioisotope Power Systems Pro- M issions, R eed Wilcox, NASA Jet Propulsion gram, Owen W. Lowe, DOE Headquarters Laboratory Department of Energy Radioisotope Power Systems Infra- Technology Portfolio Review, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA structure, Wade Carroll, DOE Headquarters Headquarters RPS System Development, Robert Wiley and Rebecca Rich- Overview of RPS Technology Programs at JPL, Roger Gibbs, ardson, DOE Headquarters NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pu- Supply, Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters Thermoelectric Radioisotope Power Conversion Technology: Department of Energy Summary, Owen W. Lowe, DOE An Overview, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, NASA Jet Propulsion Headquarters Laboratory 0

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 APPENDIX F JPL’s Contribution to the Development of SiGe RTGs Space Science and RPSs: What Missions Cannot Be Accom- (MHW-RTG and GPHS-RTG), Jack Mondt, NASA Jet plished without RPSs?, Thomas J. Sutliff, Glenn Research Propulsion Laboratory Center RTG Life Model Development and Validation (Degra), Richard Ewell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory site visit 1 Advanced Thermoelectrics R&D, J ean-Pierre Fleurial, glenn research center NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory cleveland, Ohio Advanced Thermoelectric Converter (ATEC) Development, October 10, 2008 Thierry Caillat and Richard Ewell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory GRC Organization and Capabilities, G eorge Schmidt, JPL ASRG Support Activity, Sal Di Stefano, NASA Jet Pro- NASA Glenn Research Center pulsion Laboratory Small RPSs: Requirements and Schedules, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center Cryogenic Cooling in Space: Fifty Years of Lessons Learned, Ronald G. Ross, Jr., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory GRC Nuclear Power Radioisotope System Development, RPS Infrastructure at JPL, Bill J. Nesmith, NASA Jet Pro- P roject , D avid B. Ercegovic, NASA Glenn pulsion Laboratory Research Center ASC Converter Reliability, Dave Ercegovic, NASA Glenn Background: Free Piston Stirling for Space, Jeff Schreiber, Research Center NASA Glenn Research Center Advanced Stirling Convertor: Product Evolution, NRA to ASC-Es, Wayne Wong, NASA Glenn Research Center October 28, 2008 ASC-E Design Overview, Wayne Wong, NASA Glenn Research Center and Kyle Wilson, Sunpower, Inc. Radioisotope Power System Launch Safety and Approval, Lyle Rutger, DOE Headquarters ASC-E Quality Program, Mary Anne Dunlap, Sunpower, Inc., and Orie Barnes, Sest, Inc./NASA Glenn Research Exploration RPS Planning, Timelines, and Projected Utiliza- tion, John Olson, NASA Headquarters Center Science Scenarios, John Olson, NASA Headquarters Risk Mitigation Efforts at GRC, Jeff Schreiber, NASA Glenn Research Center ASRG Reliability Status, R ebecca Richardson, DOE cOMMittee Meeting 3 Headquarters national academy of sciences Building A SRG EU Performance, Test Results/Plans, Schedule, Washington, d.c. Plans to Completion, and System Reliability, Rebecca december 11-12, 2008 Richardson, DOE Headquarters; and Dan Tantino, Jack Chan, and Chuong Ha, Lockheed Martin december 11, 2008 GRC Structures and Materials Division: RPS Support Activi- RPS/Pu- Mission Closing Options, Harold M. Bell, ties, Mike Nathal, NASA Glenn Research Center NASA Headquarters Thermophotovoltaic Technology Development Project, Eric Integrated Schedule Action, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA B. Clark, NASA Glenn Research Center Headquarters Action Response: Exploration Functional Capabilities Enabled site visit 2 by RPS Availability, John Olson, NASA Headquarters idaho national Laboratory idaho falls, idaho cOMMittee Meeting 4 October 15, 2008 arnold and Mabel Beckman center of the Recap of Strategies to Restart Domestic Pu- Production, national academies of sciences and engineering Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters irvine, california Overview of Plutonium- Production Mission Proposal, January 12-13, 2009 Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Plutonium- Production Safeguards, Robert M. Wham, January 12, 2009 Oak Ridge National Laboratory RPS/Pu- Mission Closing Options, Harold M. Bell, INL Requirements to Support ORNL Pu- Production, NASA Headquarters Stephen G. Johnson, Idaho National Laboratory Action Response: Exploration Functional Capabilities Enabled Pu- Production: An INL and ORNL Joint Proposal, by RPS Availability, John Olson, NASA Headquarters R . Chase and Stephen G. Johnson, Idaho National Laboratory; and Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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 RADIOISOTOPE POWER SYSTEMS site visit 3 Pu- Consolidation Project, Stephen G. Johnson, Idaho Oak ridge national Laboratory, National Laboratory Oak ridge, tennessee HFIR Production of Pu- and Target Fabrication Con- november 13, 2008 siderations, R obert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Introduction to ORNL, D ana Christensen and Kelly Advanced Test Reactor Pu- Production Capacity, Stephen Beierschmitt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory G. Johnson, Idaho National Laboratory Status of International Activities, Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters O verview of Plutonium- Production Mission Pro - posal: Update, Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Iridium Clad Vent Sets/RHU Issues, Jim King, Oak Ridge National Laboratory