A Time-Resolved Ion Velocity Diagnostic for Simulator-Class Gas-Puff Z-Pinches

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-06-P-0084
Award Id:
78991
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003353
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
104 Centre Ct., Radford, VA, 24141
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101711786
Principal Investigator:
John Moschella
Senior Research Scientist
(540) 639-4019
moschella@hytechresearch.com
Business Contact:
Edward Yadlowsky
President
(540) 639-4019
eyadlowsky@hytechresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A diagnostic is proposed that uses the Doppler effect in visible-light emission lines to deduce the ion velocity during the implosion phase of a gas-puff z-pinch. The diagnostic combines an innovative light collection and detection scheme with gas doping to determine the ion velocities. The proposed instrument will be able to determine implosion velocities over a 100 ns range on a single shot using a series of charge states within the operating range of the detector. The temporal window of the instrument is sufficient to cover the dynamics of the implosion on the Double-Eagle simulator with a 300 ns electrical pulse. The Phase I will identify target ions and spectral ranges and include field-testing on Double Eagle.

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