General Atomics has integrated its nuclear technologies and materials division into its electromagnetic systems group to advance collaboration on critical programs and come up with new market opportunities in energy, space and advanced materials.
Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, said in a statement published Wednesday the integration will allow EMS to leverage and combine NTM’s experience in reactor development with its space systems technologies to develop energy platforms for use on land and in space.
“In particular, we are focusing on growing DoD and NASA opportunities for in-space propulsion and power systems,” Forney added.
NTM advances innovation in engineered materials for non-nuclear and nuclear applications. The division has facilitated the development of 66 Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics research reactors, also known as TRIGA, since its establishment in 1956. It has also developed a ceramic composite, called SiGA, which enables nuclear fuel rods to operate at extremely high temperatures.
General Atomics’ EMS group designs and produces electric power generation and electromagnetic systems for use in space, missile defense, power and energy applications in support of industrial, critical defense and commercial clients worldwide.