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AN IN-VESSEL MANIPULATOR CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION FOR THE COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7039
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Remotec Inc.
114 Union Valley Rd Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: AN IN-VESSEL MANIPULATOR CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION FOR THE COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SPECIALIZED CONFIGURATION OF THE CTT (COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK) PLASMA CHAMBER WITH ITS LIMITED ACCESS SPACE, HIGH RADIATION LEVELS, AND HIGH VACUUM CONDITIONS REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REMOTE-HANDLING EQUIPMENT. INITIAL ASSEMBLY OF THE VACUUM VESSEL AND PORT PLUS IN-VESSEL INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE OF FIRST-WALL COMPONENTS, DIVERTOR, DIAGNOSTICS, AND RADIO FREQUENCY LAUNCHER ARE TO BE PERFORMED REMOTELY. A KEY ELEMENT OF THE REMOTE-HANDLINGEQUIPMENT IS A TWO-ARMED ELECTRIC MASTER-SLAVE MANIPULATOR THAT WILL BE MOVED THROUGH THE TORUS ON AN ARTICULATED BOOM.THE MANIPULATOR WILL BE STORED WITHIN A RADIATION SHIELDED VACUUM CHAMBER WHEN NOT IN USE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECTIS TO EVALUATE A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MANIPULATOR AND TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC MATERIAL/COMPONENT CHANGES NEEDED FOR OPERATION IN THE SEVERE RADIATION AND VACUUM ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND CONFIGURATION CHANGES NEEDED TO ENTER AND PERFORM EFFECTIVE WORK WITHIN THE TORUS. A DEMONSTRATION OFTHE COMMERCIAL MANIPULATOR IN A FULL-SIZED TORUS SECTOR MOCKUP WILL BE PERFORMED. THE OUTPUT OF PHASE I WILL BE A MANIPULATOR CONCEPT DESIGN ACCEPTABLE FOR IN-VESSEL CTT USE.

Principal Investigator:

Mr John R White
6154830228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Remote Technology Corp.
114 Union Valley Rd Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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