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Utilizing Nonlocal Effects for Development of Novel Technologies for Plasma…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78109
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-038-0010
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Utilizing Nonlocal Effects for Development of Novel Technologies for Plasma Chemistry and Laser Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0142
Award Amount: $739,484.00
 

Abstract:

UES, Inc., partnered with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, proposes to develop a new method of controlling plasma parameters based on the nonlocal nature of the electron energy distribution function in plasmas. Specifically we propose to develop nonlocal plasma technology (NLP-technology) in plasmas with fast electrons - electrons with energies essentially greater than the average electron energy, and/or negative ions. The overall tasks during the Phase II are: (1) Improving computer codes for a more sophisticated simulation of plasmas with fast electrons and application of those codes for analyzing experiments in plasmas with fast electrons; (2) Conducting experimental investigations of various types of plasmas with fast electrons, including two types of plasmas: a) with volumetric plasma-chemical reaction production of the fast electrons and b) with injection of the fast electrons via plasma boundaries; (3) Developing a prototype technological device utilizing NLP-technology for regulating the plasma parameters. The completion of all three phases will experimentally demonstrate the importance of fast electrons and/or negative ions in the plasmas, establish the feasibility of using nonlocal plasma properties for plasma parameter regulation and establish subsequent applications for the NLP-technology during Phase III of the project.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Demidov
Research Scientist
9372556794
Vladimir.Demidov.ctr@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY
P. O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ 8543
Contact: Richard J. Hawryluk
Contact Phone: (609) 243-3306
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)