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Enhanced Model for Fast Ignition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84219
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82339
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Research Applications Corporation
148 Piedra Loop Los Alamos, NM 87544-3837
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Enhanced Model for Fast Ignition
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84723
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Target interactions in Fast Ignition, a concept for igniting inertial fusion, have proven too difficult to model with standard particle-in-cell, Fokker-Planck, and/or hydrodynamics codes ¿ due to the high densities of the compressed cores and the complexities of the collisional, relativisitic electron transport initiated by laser absorption. Implicit/hybrid codes can properly treat this phenomenology, but an optimal form for these codes has not yet been developed. Moreover, their broad application has been limited, and their development and distribution has seriously lagged the more standard but less capable techniques. This project aims to further develop, refine, extend and distribute these codes throughout the Fast Ignition community. Phase I involves the development, refinement, and wide dissemination of basic implicit/hybrid simulation software. This effort will include the development of new laser absorption models, new ion transport capabilities, and the creation and distribution of a readily installable/usable code for the users. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial benefits from this project would include the development of new modeling capabilities, and their dissemination to a variety of companies working to help the DOE Fast Ignition effort. Beyond the application to Fast Ignition, the refined codes should be applicable to industrial pulse power switching, lightning studies, semi-conductor design, and plasma panel optimization.

Principal Investigator:

Rodney J. Mason
Dr
5056721938
rodmason01@msn.com

Business Contact:

Rodney J. Mason
Dr
5056721938
rodmason01@msn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Research Applications Corporation
148 Piedra Loop Los Alamos, NM 87544

EIN/Tax ID: 202227950
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No