Adventures on Planet Earth

Publications

Patents

’A heater’, L. Naicker, I. Guerreiro, WO patent publication number 2018206911, published 15 November 2018, assigned to Dyson Technology Ltd. Link to patent

’A hand held appliance’, I. Guerreiro, S. Saunders, E. Shelton, L. Naicker, K. Crawford, WO patent publication number 2018130832, published 12 July 2018, assigned to Dyson Technology Ltd. Link to patent

Conference

‘An overview of development model testing for the LEROS 4 high thrust apogee engine’, L. Naicker, R. Wall and D. Perigo, Space Propulsion 2014 Conference, Cologne, Germany, 19-22 May 2014, No. 2969298. Download paper (7MB)

‘Material and geometry trade-off of the LEROS 4 1100 N high thrust apogee engine’, M. Poucet, L. Naicker, I. Coxhill and J. Hammond, Space Propulsion 2014 Conference, Cologne, Germany, 19-22 May 2014, No. 2969411.

‘A high flow rate apogee engine solenoid valve for the next generation of ESA planetary missions’, M. Houston, P. Smith, L. Naicker, D. Perigo and R. Wall, Space Propulsion 2014 Conference, Cologne, Germany, 19-22 May 2014, No. 2962486.

‘Progress towards a 1.1kN apogee engine for interplanetary propulsion’, L. Naicker, A. Baker, I. Coxhill, J. Hammond, M. Houston, D. Perigo, N. Solway and R. Wall, Space Propulsion 2012 Conference, Bordeaux, France, 7-10 May 2012, No. 2394092. Download paper (700kB)

‘Cranfield Astrobiological Stratospheric Sampling Experiment (CASS•E): Overall performance of the experiment during flight and particle collection filter analysis’, C.M. Juanes-Vallejo, V.V. Grama, I. Katramados, L. Naicker, C.C. Rato, C. Rix, E. Sanchez-Camilo, M. Patel and D.C. Cullen, 62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-7 October 2011, No. IAC-11-11878. Download abstract (25kB)

‘Cranfield Astrobiological Stratospheric Sampling Experiment (CASS•E): Overview of flight hardware configuration, implemented planetary protection and contamination control procedures and preliminary post-flight results’, C.M. Juanes-Vallejo, V.V. Grama, I. Katramados, L. Naicker, C.C. Rato, C. Rix, E. Sanchez-Camilo, M. Patel and D.C. Cullen, 20th European Space Agency Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Hyères, France, 22-26 May 2011. Download paper (1.1MB)

‘CASS-E : Cranfield Astrobiological Stratospheric Sampling Experiment’, L. Naicker, V.V. Grama, C.M. Juanes-Vallejo, I. Katramados, C. Rato, C. Rix, E. Sanchez and D. Cullen, 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, 27 September - 1 October 2010, No. IAC-10-6674. Download paper (3.2MB)

'Examination of dust in AVR pipe components', H. Barnert, A. Buckaemsky, G. Caspary, R. Enge, J. Fachinger, A. Koster, A. Kummer, M. Makumbe, L. Naicker and M. Seubert, 4th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology, Washington DC, USA, 28 September - 1 October 2008, No. HTR2008-58033. Link to paper

'PBMR Confinement Analysis during Helium Pressure Boundary Breaks', J. Fontanet, L.E. Herranz, A. Ramlakan and L. Naicker, 4th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology, Washington DC, USA, 28 September - 1 October 2008, No. HTR2008-58051. Link to paper

‘PBMR Safety Analysis : Aerosol Modelling for Generation IV Nuclear Plants', L. Naicker and A. Ramlakan, European Aerosol Conference 2007, Salzburg, Austria, 9-14 September 2007, No. T12A035. Download abstract (170kB)

Journal

'Towards a Global Baseline for Astronomy Development', L. Naicker and K. Govender, Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal, IAU Division XII Commission 55, Issue 7, Page 14-17. Download paper (440kB)

'Modelling of HTR confinement behaviour during accidents involving breach of the helium pressure boundary', J. Fontanet, L.E. Herranz, A. Ramlakan, and L. Naicker, Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, 4 June 2009, Volume 2009, No. 687634. Link to paper

Technical Magazine

'Snapshot: Having a blast!', L. Naicker, The Chemical Engineer (TCE) Magazine, Volume 870/71, IChemE, December 2013. Download article (270kB)

'HTGR confinement response to loss of coolant accidents', J. Fontanet, L.E. Herranz, A. Ramlakan and L. Naicker, Nuclear Espana, Volume 297, Page 31-36, 2009 Download article (5MB)

University

'Reaction Engines Ltd SOMA engine: A reusable rocket engine design', L. Naicker, Cranfield University, MSc Thesis, 2010.

’Debris Removal Low Earth Orbit: Orbits’, L.Naicker, Cranfield University, MSc Group Design Project Report, 2010. Responsible for the orbital mechanics work package. Link to summary report