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PLASMA STRUCTURE IN LATER-TIME HANE PLASMAS - LABORATORY SIMULATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
2454
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2454
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Jaycor, Inc.
4970 Corporate Dr. St. 110 Huntsville, AL 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: PLASMA STRUCTURE IN LATER-TIME HANE PLASMAS - LABORATORY SIMULATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $999,000.00
 

Abstract:

BECAUSE INTERNATION TREATIES PRECLUDE HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR TESTS, THERE IS LITTLE RELEVANT DATA FROM NUCLEAR BURSTS REGARDING THE SIZE AND DYNAMICS OF STRIATIONS IN NUCLEAR PLUMES OR EVEN THE BASIC PHYSICAL CONDITIONS WHICH PERMIT THE EVOLUTION OF STRIATIONS. THE UNDERSTANDING OF STRIATION BEHAVIOR IS IMPORTANT, AS STRIATIONS GENERATED WHEN THE IONOSPHERE IS DISTURBED BY NATURAL OR NONNUCLEAR MANMADE PROCESSES HAVE BEEN CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED TO HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON COMMUNICATIONS LINKS. WE PROPOSE TO USE A LARGE PLASMA CHAMBER PRESENTLY AT JAYCOR TO CONDUCT AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE SIZE AND DYNAMICS OF STRIATIONS IN A CONTROLLED AND HIGHLY DIAGNOSED LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT. IN PHASE I WE WOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY AND METHODOLOGY OF SUCH A STUDY. IF SUCCESSFUL, SUCH A LABORA-TORY SIMULATION OF PLUME STRIATIONS COULD ISOLATE THE RELEVANT PHYSICSCONTROLLING THE PROBLEM OF MICROSTRUCTURES IN NUCLEAR PLUMES. BY ITERATION AND CLOSE COORDINATION WITH THE THEORETICAL EFFORT PRESENTLYFUNDED BY THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, THE LABORATORY SIMULATION SHOULD ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRECISE MICROSTRUCTURE ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN NUCLEAR-EFFECTS SIMULATIONS LIKE SCENARIO.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J L Sperling
6194536580

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Jaycor
Po Box 85154 San Diego, CA 92138

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