Our Services

USNC-Tech offers custom design and consulting services for nuclear technology development and research 

Nuclear Concept Design and Integration

USNC-Tech has extensive experience producing highly-optimized nuclear reactor and radioisotope heater designs tailored to specific applications. USNC-Tech’s nuclear design team is renowned for quickly responding to customer requirements and providing fast turnaround on concepts.

    Nuclear Reactor Design
    • Electricity generation applications
    • Industrial process heat applications
    • Propulsion applications (terrestrial, marine, and in-space)

    As your design engineer, USNC-Tech will design conceptual nuclear reactor designs, providing estimates for product cost, development timelines, and R&D requirements. USNC-Tech will work with you to develop design requirements and optimization logic. 

    Commercial Radioisotope Heater Design
    • Heating applications
    • Thermoelectric generation
    • Micro turbo-Brayton electricity generation

    As your design engineer, USNC-Tech will design a conceptual radioisotope heater design, providing estimates for product cost, development timelines, and R&D requirements. USNC-Tech will work with you to develop design requirements and optimization logic. 

    Other Design Services
    • Nuclear systems optimization and trade studies
    • Custom power cycle design
    • Custom shielding design (radioisotope and fission systems)
    • HEU-to-LEU conversion concepts

    USNC-Tech’s experienced nuclear, aerospace, and civil engineers will work to develop a design product that meets the requirements of your project. 

    Nuclear Analysis and Consulting

    USNC-Tech’s staff of experienced nuclear and aerospace engineers are available to provide consulting services to industry, national laboratories,  universities, and NASA centers. USNC-Tech maintains a comprehensive suite of in-house and licensed nuclear design and analysis software that we leverage to provide in-depth analyses tailored to customer needs.

    USNC-Tech’s premier design code, Cursor, is the cornerstone of this suite of design tools and provides rapid capability for creating and analyzing new nuclear designs.

      The Nuclear Thermal Rocket Design Space process pioneered by USNC-Tech allows customers to select the most optimum nuclear reactor design for missions with multiple design requirements. Read more in our publication from the NETS-2018 Conference.

      Team Capabilities
      • Nuclear concept consulting
      • Space nuclear system consulting
      • Nuclear integration case studies
      • Independent concept verification and analysis
      • Custom thermal analysis
      • Custom nuclear analysis software and software modifications