Modular Control of Fusion Power Heating Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER86334
Agency Tracking Number: 85386
Amount: $97,790.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 32 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
338 N. Hillside Terrace, Madison, WI, 53705
DUNS: 787084040
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Diane Demers
 (608) 218-9395
Business Contact
 Diane Demers
Title: Dr
Phone: (608) 218-9395
Research Institution
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 Paul Schoch
 110 8th St
Troy, NY, 12180
 (518) 276-6072
 Nonprofit college or university
Active-control systems are playing increasingly important roles within magnetic confinement fusion programs. The growing demand for RF power applications on small and large machines demonstrates a clear need for the hardware, software, and electronic components of real-time control. These components must be implemented with a moderate amount of effort in a cost-effective fashion. This project is aimed at developing a control-suite of modular units that can be unified into active-control packages for RF heating power deposition applications. During Phase I, the feasibility of the control concept will be established by the development of fundamental modules needed to implement open-loop active-control and the demonstration of their use in an RF power deposition experiment. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Beyond the application to fusion energy systems, the modular control-suite has the potential to serve a broad range of scientific and industrial applications

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