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The Cases for Nuclear Energy

DKS’ goal is to become the power solution of choice, revolutionizing the production of alternative persistent power sources with an unprecedented, technological offering  — a compact radioisotopic power solution  —  that lasts for decades and goes far beyond current market offerings, including the near-ubiquitous lithium-ion battery.


Use & applications of DKS's radioisotopic power


Successful collaborations with government agencies, corporate partners, and research institutions have been essential in developing our innovations, which we hope contribute to transitioning to a sustainable energy future.


The central purpose of our collaborations is to offer reliable, efficient, and innovative energy solutions to target industries. We identified the needs of our partners and designed the appropriate solution to meet those needs. 


In the following, we review some cases of industry-related collaborations we are pursuing to drive innovation and accelerate the deployment of our persistent power technology as a clean energy alternative in the marketplace:



Small Satellites


Our nuclear technology promises continuous power generation which is especially critical for small satellites, given the limited amount of mass and volume available for those missions. We complement solar power by generating energy 24/7, and this energy can be used either as a secondary source or to power critical systems, such as the clock, independently.



Use of DKS's radioisotopic power in Small Satellites

We have successfully completed the design of a modular power system for 4U CubeSat with NASA and have already gained support to submit for a prototyping contract. The release of our technology will enable our power sources to reach space by 2025. Its versatility in hostile environments, high energy density, and compact form factor make it the ideal persistent power solution in outer space.



Sensors


Some of our recent collaborations have proven the applicability of our persistent power technology in remote, austere, and hostile environments. We are looking to limit or eliminate hazardous maintenance operations, significantly extend the life of sensors (even decades of usefulness are possible), and potentially enhance the efficiency and range of devices for traceable logistics and missions. In particular for applications such as oil and gas and asset tracking, our radioisotopic power sources offer advantages like no other as they do not need any re-charging: they generate continuous power for years.



Use of DKS's radioisotopic power in Sensors for autonomous vehicles and IoT devices

Our nuclear power technology ensures a constant energy supply for traceability and monitoring systems on autonomous vehicles and other IoT devices requiring extended operational periods without frequent recharging.



Subsea Exploration & Monitoring


Our energy solution can potentially extend the range and endurance of underwater vehicles and submersibles, as well as enable reliable subsea sensing that’s not possible today. Our power sources are unaffected by the lack of sunlight, high pressure, and salinity of deep-sea environments, providing continuous and long-lasting power for extended periods of underwater monitoring, maintenance-free.


Use of DKS's radioisotopic power in Subsea Exploration & Monitoring

We will test the efficacy of our technology in subsea environments to respond to the needs of our partners looking for solutions to ensure their pipelines and cables are in optimal operating conditions.



The DKS Vision


The cases presented here are just the tip of the iceberg! Our solution envisions to streamline operations and solve the intermittency and reliability issues of renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, and mobility, storage, cost, and scalability.


It is crucial to highlight that we are in the initial stages of this revolution. DKS is working hard to ensure the prompt commercialization of our devices so that our customers can find value in the compact, safe, and scalable nature of our solutions suitable for diverse applications.

 

Our radioisotopic power source aims to be part of a broader, integrated approach to improving power efficiency, reliability, and sustainability in space, land, and sea operations.


Learn more about our technology applications at https://www.directkinetics.com/applications



 

About Direct Kinetic Solutions


Direct Kinetic Solutions envisions becoming the power solution for future generations. The company develops, manufactures, and sells Persistent Power Sources (PPS). These devices harness the high energy density of beta-emitting isotopes and utilize their continuous, and steady emission of energy to generate current that can be utilized to directly power devices, charge chemical batteries, or work as complements to other power sources, such as solar.


For more information, please visit directkinetics.com/contact 


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