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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 12
Total Value of Awards $2.49MM
First Award Date 01/01/88
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
aamodt Richard e aamodt 2
Catto Dr. Peter J Catto 2
D'ippolito Dr. Daniel A D'ippolito 2 Message
Myra Dr. James R Myra 4 Message
Blackledge Sonya Blackledge 5 Message

12 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 69 C-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Validation and verification (V & amp;V) is an essential part of any large scientific computing effort and of the computational physics component of the international fusion program in particular. To assist in this task, we propose the creation of a flexible eigenvalue solver that can be adapted to fluid and kinetic plasma physics models in a var...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 69 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Research in fusion energy is becoming increasingly reliant on large-scale plasma simulations for both scientific understanding and hardware design. While most such codes evolve equations in time, there is a small but significant class of important problems that are susceptible to linear and/or quasilinear analysis. In such cases, eigenvalue solv...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Research in fusion energy is becoming increasing reliant on large-scale plasma simulation for both scientific understanding and hardware design. The accuracy and reliability of software codes must be insured through rigorous verification and validation. The edge physics simulation projects currently being undertaken in the US and international ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

Research in fusion energy is becoming increasing reliant on large-scale plasma simulations for both scientific understanding and hardware design. In particular, the edge physics simulation projects, currently being undertaken in the US and international communities, could benefit greatly from standardized benchmarks. One of the few quantitativ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

75771-The coupling of intense radio frequency waves in the ion range of frequencies (ICRF) to the edge plasma of a fusion device produces strong nonlinear interactions with the plasma and surrounding material walls. These effects must be controlled in order to protect the antenna and to obtain efficient heating of the core plasma. This project...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

THE GOAL OF THE PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY VERSION OF ANTENNA SHEATH ANALYSIS TOOL (ANSAT), A POST-PROCESSOR FOR THE ARGUS CODE. ARGUS IS AN EXISTING FULL WAVE ELECTROMAGNETIC CODE WHICH CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS PRODUCED BY ICRF (ION CYCLOTRON RANGE OF FREQUENCIES) ANTENNAS IN THE CONTEXT OF ION-CYCL...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

MANY EXPERIMENTS IN THE FRONTIERS OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS REQUIRE HIGH LUMINOSITY AS WELL AS HIGH ENERGY BEAMS. FOR PROTON-ANTIPROTON COLLIDERS, THIS REQUIREMENT LEADS TO THE NEED FOR ANTIPROTON STORAGE RINGS WITH SMALLER EMITTANCE, CAPABLE OF OPERATION AT HIGH CURRENT, AND WITH THE AVOIDANCE OF CATASTROPHIC BEAM LOSS. EXPERIMENTS AT BOTH CERN ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1993
Budget: 01/01/93 - 12/31/93

A NOVEL APPROACH TO FEEDBACK CONTROL OF EXTERNAL KINK INSTABILITIES AND PLASMA DISRUPTIONS IN TOKAMAK MAGNETIC FUSION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A FEEDBACK STABILIZATION SYSTEM RELEVANT TO THE PRINCETON BETA EXPERIMENT (PBX-M) ESTIMATED. THE WORK IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF PONDEROMOTIVE STABILIZATION OF G...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1991
Budget: 01/01/91 - 12/31/91

DURING FAST WAVE MINORITY AND SECOND HARMONIC HEATING OF TOKAMAKS, THE MAGNETIC AXIS SHIFTS OUTWARD WITH RESPECT TO THE RESONANCE LAYER CAUSED BY THE INCREASING PRESSURE. BY ADJUSTING THE VERTICAL OR TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD, THE MAGNETIC AXIS CAN BE MAINTAINED NEAR THE OPTIMUM LOCATION WITH RESPECT TO THE RESONANCE LINE. IN PHASE I, THE PRELIMIN...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1991
Budget: 01/01/91 - 12/31/91

THE HARD AND SOFT X-RAY SIGNAL RESPONSES TO A SAWTOOTH CRASHARE BEING USED TO MEASURE THE ENERGETIC ELECTRON DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT, D, AND THE THERMAL ELECTRON HEAT CONDUCTIVITY, E, SIMULTANEOUSLY UNDER IDENTICAL PLASMA CONDITIONS. PHASE I EMPLOYS A REPRESENTATIVE SET OF SOFT AND HARD X-RAY SAWTOOTH OSCILLATIONS FROM THE TEXAS EXPERIMENTAL TOKAM...

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