Awards

$1MM

Integrated Modeling Tool for Electron-Beam Based Ion-Sources

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 44 D-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12
PI: Dr. Jin-Soo Kim

Production of highly charged ions, in particular isotope ion beams, is a major effort worldwide, and in particular, in the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics Department. Rare isotope ion beams, with extreme proton-to-neutron ratios, provides insight into the synthesis of new elements and the discovery of rare nuclei. Charge-breeders...

$150K

Rapidly Tunable RF Cavity for Accelerators

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 66 A-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Newsham Newsham

Fast cycling synchrotrons and fixed-field alternate gradient (FFAG) accelerators offer an attractive solution for systems that require rapid acceleration of charged particles over a wide range of energies. The ability to rapidly tune the frequency of the accelerating cavity in devices represents a fundamental barrier to their implementation in a...

$150K

Rapid, High Power, Dense Plasma Jet Delivery System for Critical Magnetic Fusion Problems

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 69 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: John Thompson

High power, dense plasma jets have important applications in magnetic fusion research including disruption mitigation, deep refueling, edge-localized mode (ELM) pacing and driving plasma rotation. Disruption mitigation in particular has been identified as critical to ITER, needed to prevent serious damage during disruptions. Presently no approac...

$150K

Integrated Modeling Tool for Electron-Beam Based Ion-Sources

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 44 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Dr. Jin-Soo Kim

Production of highly charge ions, in particular are isotope ion beams, is a major effort worldwide, and in particular, in the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics Department. Rare isotope ion beams, with extreme proton-to-neutron ratios, provides insight into the synthesis of new elements and the discovery of rare nuclei. Charge-breed...

$793K

High Sensitivity Beam Position Monitors for 1300 MHz Croyomodules

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 63 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Nikolai Barov

The proposed International Linear Collider will require a high-accuracy beam position monitor (BPM) at each quadrupole magnet to aid with beam alignment and as an input to feedforward schemes to cancel alignment errors. In order to meet the requirements of ILC, the BPMs will require sub-micron position resolution, fast transient response, and a...

$1MM

Disruption Simulation Code for Tokamaks and ITER Applications

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 67 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Sergei Galkin

Arguably the most important issue facing the further development of magnetic fusion via advanced tokamaks is to predict, avoid, or mitigate disruptions. This problem recently becameone of the most challenging and hot topics in fusion research due to several potentially damaging effects, all of which can impact the ITER device. Among four disrupt...

$1MM

Quasi-3D Model of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 45 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Brian Cluggish

The production of high-quality, high-charge-state ion beams is an area of intensive research and development worldwide for particle accelerators, atomic physics experiments, and industrial applications. Electron cyclotron resonance ion sources (ECRIS) generate multiply charged ions through electron impact ionization in a confined plasma. These s...

$1MM

An Energy-Efficient Klystron Upgrade for the Jefferson Laboratory CEBAF Linac

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 46 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Nikolai Barov

The klystrons in use at CEBAF are operated at low efficiency and the prices for servicing of existing tubes and for purchasing spare tubes have been increasing. FAR-TECH, Inc. studied a number of options in regards to improving the efficiency of the klystron systems, as well as replacement technologies such as solid state amplifiers. In Phase I...

$100K

High Sensitivity Beam Position Monitors for 1300 MHz Croyomodules

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 63 D-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Nikolai Barov

The proposed International Linear Collider will require a high-accuracy beam position monitor (BPM) at each quadrupole magnet to aid with beam alignment and as an input to feed forward schemes to cancel alignment errors. In order to meet the requirements of ILC, the BPMs will require sub-micron position resolution, fast transient response, and ...

$100K

Diagnostic for Rapid Characterization of TRISO Fuel Pellets Using Soft X-Rays

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, San Diego

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 55 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Brian Cluggish

In the coming generation of Very High Temperature Reactors (VHTRs), nuclear fuel is encapsulated into billions of small, tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuel pellets. To facilitate the licensing and economic competitiveness of the anticipated future generation of VHTRs, improved quality control of TRISO pellets (less than one bad coating in 105...

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