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Development of a spectroscopic technique to measure electric fields in plasma…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74380
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T041-010-0046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HY-Tech Research Corp.
104 Centre Court Radford, VA 24141 5123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a spectroscopic technique to measure electric fields in plasma radiation sources
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: DTRA01-03-P-0241
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

The intensity ratio of forbidden-to-allowed transitions in Li and He have been used to determine both turbulent electric fields due to plasma instabilities and quasi-static applied electric fields in low density and temperature plasmas. HY-Tech proposes to extend this technique to the plasma temperatures and densities encountered in plasma radiation sources. In this case uv spectra of Li-like and He-like ions of low Z elements will be measured with a grazing incidence grating spectrometer during the implosion phase of the pinch. A crystal spectrometer would be used to measure Li-like Ar spectra in the assembled pinch. Quasi-static electric fields inferred from these measurements would provide information about current channels flowing in the load, and turbulent electric fields would indicate the role of plasma instabilities in coupling the generator energy to the pinched plasma. In particular, the line broadening of the Ar XVI spectra at 18.5 angstroms would provide information about the coronal plasma that surrounds the core. This diagnostic technique would provide insight into the generator-load coupling processes which could be used to benchmark predictions of model calculations not previously open to scrutiny.

Principal Investigator:

Edward J. Yadlowsky
President/PI
5406394019
eyadlowsky@hytechresearch.com

Business Contact:

Robert C. Hazelton
Secretary/Treasurer
5406394019
bhazelton@hytechresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HY-TECH RESEARCH CORP.
104 Centre Ct. Radford, VA 24141

EIN/Tax ID: 541218959
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No