National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center


Technology Advancement Project

The Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Technology Advancement Project (TAP) is an element of the RPS Program.  TAP has two major roles in the RPS Program: Development of new RPS technologies Sustainment of critical technological capabilities required to ensure a national capability in the production of the fundamental electrical power generating components of an RPS The areas that TAP is currently researching consist of: Advanced Stirling Research Linear Alternator Research ...