Modular Control of Fusion Power Heating Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$97,790.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER86334
Award Id:
84994
Agency Tracking Number:
85386
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
338 N. Hillside Terrace, Madison, WI, 53705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787084040
Principal Investigator:
Diane Demers
Dr
(608) 218-9395
xanthotechnologies@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Diane Demers
Dr
(608) 218-9395
xanthotechnologies@yahoo.com
Research Institute:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Paul Schoch
110 8th St
Troy, NY, 12180
(518) 276-6072
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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