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HIGHER EFFICIENCY X-RAY LOAD DESIGNS FOR Z-PINCH IMPLOSIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
15362
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15362
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: HIGHER EFFICIENCY X-RAY LOAD DESIGNS FOR Z-PINCH IMPLOSIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,624.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED TO DESIGN A SET OF NOVEL LOAD GEOMETRICS FOR HIGH CURRENT Z-PINCHES. THESE GEOMETRICS COULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FLASH X-RAY CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING OF EXISTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS SIMULATORS, FOR BOTH SOFT X-RAYS (1-5 KEV) AND WARM X-RAYS (5-15KEV). MOST EXISTING WEAPONS EFFECTS X-RAYS SOURCES IMPLODE SIMPLE, ANNULAR WIRE-ARRAYS OR SUPERSONIC GAS PUFFS TO PRODUCE Z-PINCHES THAT EMIT X-RAY BURSTS. MORE COMPLEX LOAD CONFIGURATIONS, SUCH AS NESTED WIRE -ARRAYS OR A GAS PUFF IMPLODING ONTO AN INNER WIRE ARRAY, COULD TAILOR THE IMPLOSION TO INCREASE THE K-SHELL FRACTION OF THETOTAL X-RAY YIELD, ALTHOUGH THE TOTAL ENERGY COUPLED FROM DRIVER TO LOAD REMAINS THE SAME. IT IS PROPOSED TO STUDY SEVERAL CANDIDATE NESTED ARRAYS TO SELECT PROMISING CONFIGURATIONS FOR HIGH CURRENT TESTS DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Mahadevan Krishnan
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory I
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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