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High-Shear-Strength, Radiation-Resistant Electrical Insulations for Plasma…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
99160
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
22 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High-Shear-Strength, Radiation-Resistant Electrical Insulations for Plasma Confinement Magnets
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90278
Award Amount: $149,923.00
 

Abstract:

The United States Department of Energy is developing several devices to advance the development of fusion energy. Key components of these systems are the large, complex magnet systems used to shape and confine the plasma. Electrical insulations are needed to ensure that these magnets operate reliably over long periods of time, and improvements in shear strength and radiation resistance will be critical in achieving this goal. High-strength electrical insulations will be developed to address the needs of future fusion energy devices. These insulators will be designed to provide high mechanical strength and radiation resistance, and will be compatible with state-of-the-art magnet fabrication processes. The proposed work involves the development and testing of high-strength, radiation-resistant electrical insulations. The strength, fatigue life, and electrical characteristics of the new insulations will be measured in Phase I and the properties of these new mateirals will be assessed relative to the anticipated design considerations for future fusion magnets. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In addition to providing improved products for use in the construction of fusion magnets, the advanced electrical insulations to be produced in this will likely also used be used in medical devices such as cancer therapy and imaging systems, high-field accelerator magnets, and motors and generators that operate under extreme conditions

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Hooker
Dr.
303-664-0394
matt.hooker@ctd-materials.com

Business Contact:

Lori Bass
Dr.
303-664-0394
lori.bass@ctd-materials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No