b'2020 - 2025Key Outcome 2.3:3) Fuels and materials performance. Develop tools Disruptive Innovation in Nuclear Fuels and techniques necessary to design and qualify fuels and and Materialsmaterials performance, including liquid, particle, metallic, and ceramic fuels, with an emphasis on development of Target challenges: computational design methods, combinatorial analyses techniques, computational performance modeling tools, 1) Accelerated innovation and validation approaches.and test capabilities to validate models and materials Develop disruptive approaches for rapid innovationperformance under varied conditions, with special emphasis and qualification techniques to markedly accelerate theon utilization of Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), Materials development of fuels and materials options that enableand Fuels Complex (MFC), and Transient Reactor Test advanced reactor applications, emphasizing combinatorial(TREAT) Facility, through advanced modeling and materials science and accelerated testing and validation withsimulation. Develop and expand data analysis tool sets that substantial leverage on computational tool sets.reduce uncertainty in computational design.2) Advanced design and fabrication. Develop advancedKey Outcome 2.4: fabrication techniques that enable higher-performance materials and fuels fabrication, including spatiallyDisruptive Innovation in Energy Conversion, varied compositions, sensing intelligence, integration/ Transport, and Systems Monitoring and Controljoining of dissimilar materials, and computationally enabled experiments for validation. Emphasize multiscaleTarget challenges:simulation-driven advanced manufacturing techniques.1) Embedded intelligence for state prediction and transparency. Develop and validate systems intelligence strategies that provide disruptive, game-changing state-space awareness enabling economical, resilient operations through massively embedded sensing, integration of sensing data with faster than real-time computational analyses, computational and measured data analysis and synthesis using advanced algorithms, and incorporation of dynamic risk and reliability assessment techniques. 2) Advanced control strategies. Develop, assess, and validate methods for remote and autonomous systems operations and control, with particular emphasis on very small reactor designs, and autonomous and unattended operations. Develop hybrid physics-AI based strategies and approaches to enable adaptive control.3) Energy conversion and thermal management. Develop and validate more economical, efficient, and resilient reactor heat transfer methodologies, with emphases on advanced heat exchangers, nonwater heat transfer media, and novel thermal management approaches. 4) Systems integration and operational flexibility.Develop and validate technologies and approaches, including 20'