Power Supply for Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85190
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,807.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 32 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
35 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA, 01730
DUNS: 602959579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kinross-Wright
 (781) 275-9444
Business Contact
 Michael Kempkes
Title: Mr.
Phone: (781) 275-9444
Email: kempkes@divtecs.com
Research Institution
Tokamak fusion reactors require highly reliable auxiliary heating systems that are efficient and easy to maintain, in order to provide maximum reactor availability at the lowest operating cost. The existing transmitter design, used in virtually all of the major fusion experiments in the U.S. in the last 25 years, is based on 1970s technology, and the latest generation of fusion experiments have stretched these transmitters to their limit in terms of delivering multi-megawatts of RF power reliably. A significant opportunity exists for advancing transmitter technology using an integrated solid-state opening switch package. In this project, an upgraded transmitter will be designed. Phase I will identify recent advances in high-power solid-state electronics and advanced digital control and implement these advances in the upgraded transmitter design. Phase II will involve the building and testing of these upgrades. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Beyond the application to fusion systems, the controls and subsystems developed under this effort also should improve the reliability, efficiency, and performance of existing long-pulse CW transmitters. Applications include commercial broadcast transmitters, high energy accelerators, high power radar transmitters, and industrial RF applications in drying, curing, and related processes.

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