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A Time-Resolved Ion Velocity Diagnostic for Simulator-Class Gas-Puff Z-Pinches

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
78991
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003353
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: 2006
Title: A Time-Resolved Ion Velocity Diagnostic for Simulator-Class Gas-Puff Z-Pinches
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-06-P-0084
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

A diagnostic is proposed that uses the Doppler effect in visible-light emission lines to deduce the ion velocity during the implosion phase of a gas-puff z-pinch. The diagnostic combines an innovative light collection and detection scheme with gas doping to determine the ion velocities. The proposed instrument will be able to determine implosion velocities over a 100 ns range on a single shot using a series of charge states within the operating range of the detector. The temporal window of the instrument is sufficient to cover the dynamics of the implosion on the Double-Eagle simulator with a 300 ns electrical pulse. The Phase I will identify target ions and spectral ranges and include field-testing on Double Eagle.

Principal Investigator:

John J. Moschella
Senior Research Scientist
5406394019
moschella@hytechresearch.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. Yadlowsky
President
5406394019
eyadlowsky@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