Recovery Act - Radiation Tolerant, Ultra-High Temperature Sensors for In-Core Use

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Luna Innovations, Inc.
301 1st St Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The need for high stability measurement of temperature and material degradation exists for monitoring in-core reactor use in planned Gen-IV reactor designs, especially the next generation nuclear plants (NGNP) such as the VHTR (very high temperature reactor) and PBMR (Pebble Bed Modular Reactor) designs. These reactors are planned to operate at temperatures above 1200