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THE SUBSIDIARY (CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION)
CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION was structured to take advantage of the technology void left behind by U.S. nuclear commercial industry. Mr. Clayton imaged the ultimate turn around for the nuclear industry that would implement his proprietary Generation V nuclear reactor. This Gen V reactor is a game changer given its ability to double the reactor’s efficiency thus providing the solution to the eroding nuclear industry.
The technologies developed by CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION will revamp the nuclear industry by introducing a new breed of nuclear reactor and by improving the management of spent nuclear fuel.
GENERATION V NUCLEAR REACTOR
The unique design of the CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION Generation V reactor yields an 80% operating efficiency compared to the current 30% efficiency of todays commercial power reactors (i.e., Generation III and IV). The proprietary Gen V reactor design was originally engineered for a space-based defense program, and is based on directly coupling of the nuclear energy to the electrical energy, thus eliminating the steam cycle loop in current nuclear power reactors. This novel reactor design will allow the hybrid fission-fusion reactor to operate on a multitude of fuels. The Gen V reactor footprint is also unique because the entire core component can be broken up into segments, if necessary, and used to supply power to other operating systems.
NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Currently, naval nuclear vessels lack the overall power capacity to propel the ships, operate radar, launch aircraft, and perform countermeasures. Thus, a naval nuclear prime mover with a consolidated footprint, but with a larger megawatt output, must be configured to the next generation of submarines and surface ships. The CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION will solve the insufficient power needs by re-designing the Generation V reactor for naval nuclear propulsion system applications.
The use of an atomic reactor for space-based applications is not a new concept, and the current ideas of other companies follow the same design constraints engineered in the 1960s. Their concept of transporting large tanks of hydrogen on the space rocket to heat with the reactor to produce the necessary thrust is not practical. Additionally, the inefficient and dangerous technique used in the 1960s by NASA to discharge the thrust into a steel disc to accelerate the space vehicle should not be employed. The CLAYTON RESEARCH CORPORATION will provide a safer long-distance nuclear propulsion platform for space applications based on the Gen V reactor which will not require massive tanks of hydrogen.
COMPLETE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE
- Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Retrievable Storage
- Reprocessing (i.e., not using acid bathes like PUREX)
- Commercial Power Reactor Fuel (less than 20% enriched U-235)
- Naval Nuclear Power Reactor Fuel (greater than 90% enriched U-235)
- New Nuclear Fuel Fabrication
NUCLEAR FIELD SERVICE GROUP
- Decommissioning / Site Remediation
- NRC / IAEA Licensing and Regulatory Matters