NERS 579 - Introduction to the Science and Technology of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS)
Department: CoE Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
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Details

Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Course introduces students to the application of nuclear technology for space power and propulsion. Course provides students with the physics of mission trajectory and analysis and the science behind nuclear power systems and propulsion approaches. With this background course surveys the history and state of the art in terms of nuclear space technologies. The course provides background for a team design project where the end goal is the development of an all nuclear mission to the outer planets and beyond. The key design components include nuclear power, propulsion, power conversion and rejection, mission analysis and shielding/life support.

Schedule

NERS 579 - Introduction to the Science and Technology of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37391
Open
20
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
801 (LEC)
 Online
37392
Open
20
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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