JPL’s Contribution to the Development of SiGe RTGs (MHW-RTG and GPHS-RTG), Jack Mondt, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

RTG Life Model Development and Validation (Degra), Richard Ewell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advanced Thermoelectrics R&D, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Advanced Thermoelectric Converter (ATEC) Development, Thierry Caillat and Richard Ewell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL ASRG Support Activity, Sal Di Stefano, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Cryogenic Cooling in Space: Fifty Years of Lessons Learned, Ronald G. Ross, Jr., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

RPS Infrastructure at JPL, Bill J. Nesmith, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

ASC Converter Reliability, Dave Ercegovic, NASA Glenn Research Center


October 28, 2008


Radioisotope Power System Launch Safety and Approval, Lyle Rutger, DOE Headquarters

Exploration RPS Planning, Timelines, and Projected Utilization, John Olson, NASA Headquarters

Science Scenarios, John Olson, NASA Headquarters


COMMITTEE MEETING 3

National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington, D.C.

December 11-12, 2008


December 11, 2008


RPS/Pu-238 Mission Closing Options, Harold M. Bell, NASA Headquarters

Integrated Schedule Action, Leonard A. Dudzinski, NASA Headquarters

Action Response: Exploration Functional Capabilities Enabled by RPS Availability, John Olson, NASA Headquarters


COMMITTEE MEETING 4

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

Irvine, California

January 12-13, 2009


January 12, 2009


RPS/Pu-238 Mission Closing Options, Harold M. Bell, NASA Headquarters

Action Response: Exploration Functional Capabilities Enabled by RPS Availability, John Olson, NASA Headquarters

Space Science and RPSs: What Missions Cannot Be Accomplished without RPSs?, Thomas J. Sutliff, Glenn Research Center


SITE VISIT 1

Glenn Research Center

Cleveland, Ohio

October 10, 2008


GRC Organization and Capabilities, George Schmidt, NASA Glenn Research Center

Small RPSs: Requirements and Schedules, Thomas J. Sutliff, NASA Glenn Research Center

GRC Nuclear Power Radioisotope System Development, Project 138494, David B. Ercegovic, NASA Glenn Research Center

Background: Free Piston Stirling for Space, Jeff Schreiber, NASA Glenn Research Center

Advanced Stirling Convertor: Product Evolution, NRA to ASC-E2s, Wayne Wong, NASA Glenn Research Center

ASC-E2 Design Overview, Wayne Wong, NASA Glenn Research Center and Kyle Wilson, Sunpower, Inc.

ASC-E2 Quality Program, Mary Anne Dunlap, Sunpower, Inc., and Orie Barnes, Sest, Inc./NASA Glenn Research Center

Risk Mitigation Efforts at GRC, Jeff Schreiber, NASA Glenn Research Center

ASRG Reliability Status, Rebecca Richardson, DOE Headquarters

ASRG EU Performance, Test Results/Plans, Schedule, Plans to Completion, and System Reliability, Rebecca Richardson, DOE Headquarters; and Dan Tantino, Jack Chan, and Chuong Ha, Lockheed Martin

GRC Structures and Materials Division: RPS Support Activities, Mike Nathal, NASA Glenn Research Center

Thermophotovoltaic Technology Development Project, Eric B. Clark, NASA Glenn Research Center


SITE VISIT 2

Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho Falls, Idaho

October 15, 2008


Recap of Strategies to Restart Domestic Pu-238 Production, Alice Caponiti, DOE Headquarters

Overview of Plutonium-238 Production Mission Proposal, Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Plutonium-238 Production Safeguards, Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

INL Requirements to Support ORNL Pu-238 Production, Stephen G. Johnson, Idaho National Laboratory

Pu-238 Production: An INL and ORNL Joint Proposal, R. Chase and Stephen G. Johnson, Idaho National Laboratory; and Robert M. Wham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory



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