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DOE Phase I/II: High Voltage Pulse Generator for High-Energy Beam Kickers

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has been selected as the site for the Electron Ion Collider (EIC). This upgrade will make use of existing infrastructure. However, new equipment and facilities are required, including a 150 MeV energy recovery LINAC, which requires a new short-pulse stripline kicker. The kicker requires a power system that can deliver 50…

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DOE SBIR Phase I: High-Voltage Solid-State Trigger for HEDP Applications

Precision triggering of pulsed power is critically important for the study of high energy density plasma physics at experiments like the Z Machine located at Sandia National Laboratories. The current trigger generators used at Sandia are marginally reliable and have a long delivery time from their manufacturer due to the thyratron inside, and there is…

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DOE SBIR Phase I: Solid-State Klystron Driver for Lower Hybrid Current Drive

DOE SBIR Phase I: Solid-State Klystron Driver for Lower Hybrid Current Drive Launching radio frequency (RF) waves from the high-field side (HFS) of a tokamak has the potential to be an efficient off-axis current drive method while reducing the plasma-material interaction issues of the antenna. Researchers at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) at…

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DOE SBIR Phase I/II: A High Frequency Ćuk Converter for Fusion Science Applications

DOE SBIR Phase I/II: A High Frequency Ćuk Converter for Fusion Science Applications The ability to robustly generate increased pulsed power levels at low cost is a challenge for the fusion energy community. Many applications supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fusion Energy Science (FES) program would benefit from a commercially available low-cost, robust,…

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DOE SBIR Phase I: Power System for Long-Pulse Neutral Beam Injectors

Neutral beam injection (NBI) is an important tool for plasma heating, current drive and a diagnostic at fusion science experiments around the United States, including tokamaks, validation platform experiments, and privately funded fusion concepts. The difficulty in producing power systems that can respond rapidly (10 µs) at high voltage (10 to 100 kV) for beam…

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DOE SBIR Phase I/II: A High Voltage Fast Switching Power Module for Active Control of Magnetic Fields and Edge Plasma Currents in Fusion Validation Platform

Fast, reliable, real-time control of plasma is critical to the success of magnetic fusion science and is thought to be required for successful deployment of future power producing reactors. The development of efficient and robust solid-state switches for power systems for fast control of large inductance magnetic field coils, pulsed and/or modulated auxiliary radio frequency…

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DOE SBIR Phase I/II: Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET-based Full-Bridge for Fusion Science Applications

Switching power amplifiers (SPAs) have a wide variety of applications within the fusion science community, including feedback and control systems for dynamic plasma stabilization in tokamaks, inductive and arc plasma sources, Radio Frequency (RF) helicity and flux injection, RF plasma heating and current drive schemes, ion beam generation, and RF pre-ionizer systems. SiC MOSFETs offer…

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Air Force STTR Phase I: Compact Pulsed Power Source for High Repetition Rate Applications

High power nanosecond pulses provide unique capabilities for several applications relevant to defense, energy, materials science, medical applications and basic research. For the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) new compact and portable nanosecond pulsed electric systems could provide novel solutions for directed energy weapons, efficient combustion, and aerodynamic drag reduction. To be operationally relevant, the…

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