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Company Information:

Company Name: Lodestar Research Corporation
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: 80301-2843
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 449-9691

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $625,000.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,768,849.00 3
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

ALPHA PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS USING MILLIMETER SCATTERING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ALPHA PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS USING MILLIMETER SCATTERING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $353,960.00
Abstract:
A fast, reliable, quantitative alpha particle diagnostic measuring system is an important component in both the near term and future magnetic fusion program. burning plasma experiments in the tokamak fusion test reactor and other existing tokamaks, and ignited plasma conditions in the compact… More

DIAGNOSTICS OF ION CYCLOTRON HEATED TOKAMAK PLASMAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter J Catto , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

A DIAGNOSTIC FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURING THE ENERGETIC AND THERMAL ELECTRON TRANSPORT COEFFICIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter J Catto , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

PONDEROMOTIVE FEEDBACK STABILIZATION FOR CONTROL OF EXTERNAL KINK MODES AND DISRUPTIONS IN TOKAMAKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel A D'ippolito
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

OPTIMIZATION OF BEAM SHAKING TECHNIQUES FOR THE REMOVAL OF TRAPPED IONS IN ANTIPROTON STORAGE RINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr James R Myra
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

ANSAT - AN ANTENNA SHEATH ANALYSIS TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr James R Myra
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Integrative Predictive Models for ICRF-Edge Plasma Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Daniel A. D'Ippolito, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: R.g. Gilliland
Abstract:
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… More

Linear Analysis and Verification Suite for Edge Turbulence Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James R. Myra, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Linear Analysis and Verification Suite for Edge Turbulence Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James R. Myra, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

ArbiTER: A Flexible Eigenvalue Solver for Edge Fusion Plasma Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Derek A. Baver, Dr. – 303-449-9691
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

ArbiTER: A Flexible Eigenvalue Solver for Edge Fusion Plasma Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Derek Baver, Dr. – 303-449-9691
Award Amount: $664,889.00
Abstract:
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… More