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A HYPERVELOCITY PELLET INJECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7013
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A HYPERVELOCITY PELLET INJECTOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,611.00
 

Abstract:

TO ACHIEVE PRECISE SHAPING OF DENSITY PROFILES IN FUSION REACTORS WITH PELLET FUELING, INJECTION VELOCITIES OF UP TO 10 KM/SEC MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PELLETS OF A FEW MILLIGRAMS IN MASS. PRESENT PELLET INJECTORS BASED ON THE PNEUMATIC GUN OR CENTRIFUGE PRINCIPLES ARE CAPABLE OF ATTAINING VELOCITIES OF ABOUT 2 KM/SEC, AND THE BASIC CONCEPTS DO NOT APPEAR TO BE EASILY SCALABLE TO HIGHER PERFORMANCES. A NEW CONCEPT FOR PROJECTILE ACCELERATION BY ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPRESSION WAS PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED. THE CONCEPT IS BASED ON WELL-ESTABLISHED PRINCIPLES AND TECHNOLOGIES AND IS PRESENTLY BEING DEVELOPED FOR POTENTIAL KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS. IT IS SHOWN THAT BY APPLYING THIS CONCEPT TO THE ACCELERATION OF DEUTERIUM PELLETS OF A FEW MILLIGRAM MASS, VELOCITIES APPROACHING 10 KM/SEC CAN BE ATTAINED IN A DISTANCE OF 1 TO 2 M. THE COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED TO ATTAIN THIS LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE ALSO ARE RELATIVELY MODEST. A PROGRAM IS PLANNED TO APPLY THIS PRINCIPLE TO THE DESIGN OF A FACILITY THAT CAN MEET THE PELLET INJECTOR REQUIREMENTS FOR REACTOR FUELING. THE DESIGN CAN BE MODULARIZED FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN STAGES FROM PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE DEMONSTRATION TO FULL OPERATION ON A MAJOR FUSION PLASMA CONFINEMENT EXPERIMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr james t woo
5182837500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Interscience Inc
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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