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Fusion Science and Technology; Diagnostics for Magnetic Fusion Plasma Research

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84289
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82552
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street SE, Suite 309 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fusion Science and Technology; Diagnostics for Magnetic Fusion Plasma Research
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84923
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The primary obstacle to greater scientific and commercial exploitation of the terahertz frequency band (spanning from about 100 GHz through 10 THz) is the lack of sources that generate sufficient power, are frequency tunable, and are sufficiently reliable, compact, and affordable. This project will develop and demonstrate all-solid-state millimeter-wave sources for the Low Field Side Reflectometer on ITER, a major international program to demonstrate the feasibility of power generation by nuclear fusion. These new sources will be based on a proprietary integrated diode circuit technology, and will achieve fundamentally improved output power and tuning bandwidth. Innovations will include the use of new circuit designs, materials to improve power handling, and feedback control to improve frequency agility without degrading output power. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new sources should become the driver modules that will create fundamentally improved sources throughout the entire terahertz frequency band. In addition to the fusion application, the new sources should be immediately useful for a wide range of scientific applications, as well as for a growing array of emerging commercial applications for millimeter wave technology.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Porterfield
Dr
4342973257
Porterfield@VADiodes.com

Business Contact:

Thomas W. Crowe
Dr
4342973257
Crowe@VADiodes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street SE Suite 309 Charlottesville, VA 22902

EIN/Tax ID: 541845221
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No