On January 21, 2010, I caught up with Forrest Rudin and TJ Trapp of Hyperion Power Generation. Forrest is Hyperion’s Chief of Staff; TJ is the Vice President of Engineering. They were on the road meeting with various stakeholders to explain more about their product.
They took the time out of their schedule to provide some details on the current state of the design of the Hyperion Power Module. We were able to delve into some significant detail on the fuel, the coolant system, the reactivity control system, the coolant temperatures, and the steam conditions. We talked a bit about the target markets, the licensing strategy, and the potential for a more instrumented prototype that will enable the company to demonstrate its safety and operating concepts.
This episode has a high geek factor warning, but I think that most of you will learn a lot and enjoy the experience. Your feedback is always welcome.