COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF POWER SOURCES FOR THE PROPULSION OF SUBMARINES

Authors
  1. Wake, S.J.
  2. Criddle, E.E.
  3. Gardner, C.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A comparative assessment has been made of nuclear, fuel cell and thermal engine power sources to propel a 2000 to 3500 ton submarine for underice surveillance, repairing deep sea oil rigs and for mineral exploration. For missions greater than 1000 hours an intermediate enriched pressurized water reactor is identified as the most suitable power source but the potential user must assess total system costs, enriched fuel supply and the potential acceptability of a nuclear system.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1977
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
78-02120
CANDIS No
82809
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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