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 Compact Fusion Systems IncSimon Woodruff Small Business Other Energy Technologies CFSI is a separate entity from Woodruff Scientific Inc, established to develop innovate fusion energy technologies.
Website: http://www.woodruffscientific.com/compactfusionsystems

Email: simon@compactfusionsystems.com

Phone: 2066979401

Address: 4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 6, Seattle, WA 98103
 
 Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryLewis D. Meixler Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) None of the above The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL):

Is a leader in the sevelopment of scientific understanding and key innovations that will lead to an attractive fusion energy source

PPPL conducts world-class research along the broad frontier of plasma science and technology

We have developed expertise in: advanced computational simulations, vacuum technology, mechanics, materials science, electronics, computer technology, nuclear systems, and high-voltage power systems. Other areas of expertise, include low temperature plasma applications, plasma thrusters, high performance centrifuge and mass filter technologies, and engineering analysis. for a more comprehensive list please visit our WEB site.

PPPL also has an active Technology Transfer program and encourages collaborations with industrial partners, educational institutions and other entities on proposals and funding opportunities, including SBIR and STTR solicitations.
Website: www.PPPL.gov

Email: LMeixler@PPPL.gov

Phone: 609-243-3009

Address: Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory PO Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543
 
 Princeton Satellite SystemsStephanie Thomas Small Business Other Energy Technologies Princeton Satellite Systems, in partnership with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is working on Direct Fusion Drive, a fusion propulsion system for space missions. This system employs the PPPL PFRC. Princeton Satellite Systems is developing the balance of plant for the engine. This includes the heat engine, radiator system, power generation system, cooling systems and control systems. Princeton Satellite Systems is also developing trajectories and mission plans for a variety of space missions including human Mars mission and robotics systems.

Princeton Satellite Systems has extensive expertise in control systems, dynamics modeling and software development. It is a commercial software developer and sells advanced simulation and controls software along with a series of MATLAB toolboxes, including a Fusion Propulsion Toolbox.
Website: www.psatellite.com

Email: sjthomas@psatellite.com

Phone: 609 275-9606

Address: 6 Market Street Suite 926 Plainsboro, NJ 08536
 
 Los Alamos National LaboratoryHui Li Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) None of the above The plasma astrophysics group at LANL has developed a suite of numerical simulation tools for studying laboratory and space plasma dynamics, including MHD, extended MHD and PIC codes. Some of the topics we have worked on include MHD jets, plasma instabilities, imploding plasmas, and particle energization, etc., in a variety of configurations. We have formed close collaborations with several laboratory experimental groups and have conducted extensive modeling of these experiments. We have also been very active in synergistic activities among laboratory experiments, fusion, space and astrophysical plasma communities.
Website: http://t2.lanl.gov/astrophysics/

Email: hli@lanl.gov

Phone: 5056653131

Address: T-2, MS B227, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
 
 EIMEXDavid Eimerl Individual Other Energy Technologies Dr Eimerl advocates ultrabroad bandwidth (>2%) for lasers used to heat HED plasmas. He advocates the idea that ultrabroad bandwidth can suppress all of the deleterious instabilities in ICF implosions, and that ICF will probably not be acheivable without ultrabroad bandwidth. A laser configuration that achieves this bandwidth with current optical materials and technology has been published with colleagues under the name StarDriver. Dr Eimerl currently uses high-performance computing to model ultrabroad bandwidth in hydrodynamic and laser-plasma instabilities in direct drive ICF targets.

Dr Eimerl was a member of the ICF program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1976 to 2001, and was a program manager and chief scientist in the laser science/photonics division. He was the first to advocate ultrabroad bandwidth for ICF (1982). From Since 2001 he has manged EIMEX, a consultancy in plasma physics, laser science, laser medical devices, and laser injury protection.
Website: www.eimexinc.com

Email: deimerl@eimexinc.com

Phone: 925-413-0777

Address: 107 Siebe Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534
 
 California Institute of TechnologyPaul Bellan Academic Other Energy Technologies I have worked with spheromaks and tokamaks (wrote a book on the subject), built spheromaks and a tokamak, spheromak accelerators, MHD jets, and have substantial experience and knowledge with fundamental plasma physics, pulsed power technology, diagnostics, and theory. I have developed synergisms between fusion physics, magnetospheric physics, solar physics, and astrophysics.
Website: http://ve4xm.caltech.edu/Bellan_plasma_page/

Email: pbellan@caltech.edu

Phone: 626-395-4827

Address: MC 128-95, Caltech, Pasadena CA 91125
 
 General AtomicsLisa Petrillo Large Business None of the above General Atomics’ Inertial Fusion Technologies division brings unique expertise and experience to inertial confinement fusion. For more than 20 years, GA-IFT has been producing high-precision targets and target fielding systems. As the major source of MagLIF targets for Sandia National Lab, we bring extensive precision micromachining and coating capabilities in many materials, including beryllium and uranium. Key innovations: development of robotic technologies for target mass production for rep-rated and inertial fusion energy concepts, and target injection technologies with gas guns, coil gun and linear induction accelerators. As an industry leader, we were part of the design-and-build team for the National Ignition Facility and OMEGA cryogenic target systems. Our extensive portfolio includes systems for handling hazardous gases (e.g. DT, boranes), and developing low-density small-pore foams and precision spherical shells in polymers, diamond and beryllium for ICF experiments.
Website: www.ga.com/inertial-fusion-technology

Email: lisa.petrillo@ga.com

Phone: 8584553474

Address: 3550 general atomics court
 
 Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)Thomas Schenkel Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory operates a facility for intense, short pulse ion beams (NDCX-II), the BELLA Petawatt laser facility and hosts a leading group of experts in computer modeling of all aspects of charged particle beams, plasmas, lasers and their interactions.
For the ARPA-E ALPHA program, we see teaming opportunities in the areas of
• intense, pulsed ion beam drivers (including high brightness ion sources, ion beam transport
systems, RF and induction accelerators and pulsed power systems)
• high power, short pulse laser technology, and plasma diagnostics
• massively parallel codes for advanced modeling of particle beams, plasmas and laser interactions
Website: http://www.atap.lbl.gov/

Email: T_Schenkel@LBL.gov

Phone: 510-486-6674

Address: LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road, 50A2164, Berkeley, CA 94720
 
 Levy Technologies IncMatthew Levy Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Experienced in conceptual design and engineering of scalable IEC based power generation systems. Particular expertise in the area of cross application of technologies from multiple fields to create cost effective solutions to existing problems in multiple fields of study and applying those solutions to real-world situations.

Over three decades in consulting and contract engineering.

Levy Technologies Inc. is interested in collaborating with Dr George H. Miley and his company NPL Inc. at their request.
Website: N/A

Email: highrezman@gmail.com

Phone: 8153238670

Address: 704 Merrill Dr Belvidere IL, 61008
 
 Accelerator Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL)Andrea Schmidt Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The accelerator group at LLNL, in collaboration with Voss Scientific, has developed a comprehensive modeling capability, including kinetic effects, for the regime specified in this FOA. We have demonstrated our capability on the dense plasma focus Z-pinch [1,2], and have validated in the kJ and MJ regimes. The DPF is one of the strongest scaling fusion configurations, but they have been historically empirically optimized due to lack of a predictive tool. To accommodate the vast range of relevant spatial and temporal scales involved in MJ DPFs, the simulations begin in an electron/ion fluid mode from insulator lift-off through the run-down, then transition to a fully kinetic PIC description during the run-in phase and pinch. Since DPFs share many characteristics with other fusion configurations in this regime, this capability may be applied to sheared flow Z-pinches, inverse Z-pinches, conventional Z-pinches, or MagLIF. [1] Schmidt et al, PRL, 2014. [2] Schmidt et al, PRE, 2014.
Website: www.llnl.gov

Email: schmidt36@llnl.gov

Phone: 925-423-9636

Address: 7000 East Ave L-153
 
 Boeing Research and TechnologyThomas L. Weaver Large Business Technologies that offer new control capabilities via advanced models, mechanisms, or actuators Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) is the long-term research and development organization for the Boeing Company. As such, it has expertise in numerous fields, and can draw on the expertise of the company's other divisions, including Boeing Commercial Aircraft and Boeing Defense Systems.
BR&T specializes in small-scale projects, technology maturation and transition.
BR&T's range of expertise includes:
Advanced Instrumentation, Control and Software Systems;
Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly Techniques;
Advanced Physical Systems Modeling;
Alignment and Assembly Techniques for Large Structures;
Cyrogenic and Vacuum Systems;
Design-to-Cost Techniques;
Fusion Science and Engineering Studies, such as ARIES;
Materials for Harsh Environments;
Photonic Systems;
Plasma-facing Component Design;
Reliability, Maintainability and System Safety;
RF and Microwave Systems;
Software Verification, Validation, and Certification;
Systems Engineering and Integration.
Website: http://www.boeing.com

Email: thomas.l.weaver@boeing.com

Phone: 314-233-0305

Address: 325 J.S. McDonnell Blvd. Hazelwood, MO 63042, Mail Code S306-4130
 
 Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.Timothy Ziemba Small Business Other Energy Technologies Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. (EHT) specializes in creating innovative solutions for the fusion science and plasma physics community. With the support of the DOE SBIR program, EHT has conducted a variety development programs that resulted in technology that can be utilized by the fusion science experiments. EHT developed pulsed power systems that operate at high repetition frequency, including the use of SiC MOSFETs for high speed and efficient switching. EHT created low-impurity plasma sources to produce startup plasma for fusion experiments. EHT produced stable, high-gain integrators for magnetic diagnostics used in the fusion science program. Both of the integrator and switching power supplies are currently being utilized by fusion and plasma physics experiments. EHT personnel were trained on fusion experiments and have decades of experience in plasma physics, diagnostics, vacuum hardware, experimental design and power systems.
Website: http://www.eagleharbortech.com/

Email: ziemba@eagleharbortech.com

Phone: 2062761570

Address: 119 W Denny Way, Suite 210
 
 University of California, Los AngelsProf. Walter Gekelman Academic None of the above Expert on Experimental Plasma Physics. Design of plasma sources, plasma diagnostics, linear and non-linear plasma waves. Has done experiments on laser plasma interactions, magnetic shock waves, geeration of intense waves in magnetized plasmas by exploding laser produced plasmas. Has designed and constructed numerous plasma devices one of which is the Large Plasma Device at UCLA. This machine has a magnetized plasma 18 m long and 60 cm in diameter constructed for basic plasma physics studies. Also is an expert in low tmperature plasma physics and has consulted or industry working in the plasma processing arena.
Website: http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/bapsf

Email: gekelman@physics.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-206-1772

Address: 1000 Veteran Ave, Rm 15-70, Los Angeles Ca., 90025
 
 University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsRiccardo Betti Academic Other Energy Technologies The UR Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) hosts one of the world’s largest laser facilities to conduct laser fusion and high energy-density physics experiments, develop new laser technologies, provide education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high-energy-density plasma physics and fusion technology. The laboratory operates the high-energy 60-beam, 30TW, 30kJ OMEGA UV laser, and the high-power 4-beam OMEGA-EP laser. OMEGA-EP can be operated in the long-pulse mode with up to 18kJ of UV laser energy in 4 ns pulses, or in the short-pulse mode with 1kJ of IR laser energy in 1 ps (1PW). Multiple approaches to nuclear fusion are explored at LLE including direct- and indirect-drive laser fusion and magneto-inertial fusion. The OMEGA facility is also equipped with magnetic field generators producing up to 30 Tesla magnetic fields to study magnetized target implosions and the physics of dense magnetized plasmas. Experiments are modeled with complex simulation codes developed at LLE.
Website: www.lle.rochester.edu

Email: betti@lle.rochester.edu

Phone: (585)-275-8586

Address: Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 East River Road, Rochester NY 14623
 
 Sandia National LaboratoriesDaniel B. Sinars Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia designs, builds, and operates high-power pulsed electrical drivers of various sizes and scales, including the world's most powerful 80-TW "Z" pulsed power facility. Our driver technology program is developing both traditional marx-based drivers and revolutionary new Linear Transformer Drivers (LTDs). We use these drivers to conduct target physics experiments in the areas of inertial confinement fusion, magneto-inertial fusion, radiation physics (0.1-100 keV), and the dynamic properties of materials at pressures >1 Mbar. Our scientific research is enabled by substantial plasma and nuclear diagnostic capabilities and supporting infrastructure including the 2-TW, multi-kJ Z-Beamlet laser facility and a pulsed field coil system (near-uniform 30 T over ~10 cm^3). We employ detailed simulation and modeling tools to design and analyze our experiments. We are currently using these capabilities to study magnetized liner inertial fusion targets on Z.
Website: www.sandia.gov/pulsedpower/

Email: dbsinar@sandia.gov

Phone: 505-284-4809

Address: P.O. Box 5800, MS 1193, Albuquerque, NM 87185
 
 FAR-TECH, Inc.Jin-Soo Kim Small Business Other Energy Technologies FAR-TECH, Inc.’s, expertise is in the areas of plasma physics, fusion energy, and particle accelerators. Our technical strength lies in the integrated capabilities of modeling unconventional plasma jet sources and accelerators, simulation using PIC and MHD codes, diagnostics and experience in pulsed power technologies and testing. We are developing a novel NanoParticle Plasma Jet (NPPJ) accelerator that couples a solid-state nanoparticle cartridge gas source and a coaxial plasma gun. The hyper-velocity, high-density NPPJ offers a potential solution for efficient delivery of impurity mass required for disruption mitigation in tokamaks, as well as, a source for head-on colliding DT/D2 plasma jets capable of producing a high density and temperature magnetized plasma target for magneto-inertial fusion (MIF). A prototype system using C60 nanoparticles has demonstrated the production of high momentum plasma jets containing H, C, and C60. For MIF, D2 (or T2) can easily be substituted for H2.
Website: http://www.far-tech.com

Email: kim@far-tech.com

Phone: (858) 455-6655 x202

Address: 10350 Science Center Drive, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92121-1136
 
 General Fusion Inc.Michael Delage Small Business Other Energy Technologies General Fusion is developing Magnetized Target Fusion (also called Magneto-Inertial Fusion). It's R&D team, entirely dedicated to MTF research, includes over 50 engineers and physicists.

Capabilities include large scale experimental development of plasma targets and liquid metal blankets and pressure-driven driver technologies.

General Fusion has developed world class expertise in the formation of warm, medium density and long-lived Spheromak plasma targets. Plasma injector systems can consistently achieved >300 eV plasmas with densities ranging from 1E14 to 5E16 cm-3, and plasma lifetimes up to 600 us. The company has strong experience in related plasma diagnostics technologies, wall conditioning, pulse power, and MHD plasma simulation (various codes).

Driver technologies include large scale prototype molten lead systems(pumping rates of 100 kg/s), pressure driven compression and high precision servo control technologies.
Website: www.generalfusion.com

Email: michael.delage@generalfusion.com

Phone: 604-439-3003

Address: 108-3680 Bonneville Place, Burnaby, BC, Canada
 
 Old Dominion UniversityChunqi Jiang Academic Other Energy Technologies Pulsed power and high energy density plasma sources, experimental
Website: http://ww2.odu.edu/~cjiang/BLT.html

Email: cjiang@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-7061

Address: 4211 Monarch Way, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA 23508
 
 University of New MexicoMark Gilmore Academic Other Energy Technologies The University of New Mexico Plasma and Fusion Science Group has extensive experience in developing and fielding diagnostic systems for high temperature magnetized plasmas, including HED plasmas. We have fielded visible and mm wave interferometry, Schlieren imaging systems, coherent Thomason scattering systems, spectroscopy systems, and electrostatic and magnetic probe systems. Further, we have operated these diagnostics and utilized the measurements, together with collaborators, to investigate fusion plasma physics, including magnetized HED physics. We have actively collaborated on magnetized target fusion (MTF) experiments at LANL and AFRL, and the Plasma Liner eXperiment (PLX) at LANL. Currently, we are collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories to understand convolute current loss in pulsed power devices such as Z, which is relevant to the Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) concept.
Website: http://www.ece.unm.edu

Email: mgilmore@unm.edu

Phone: 505-277-2579

Address: MSC01 1100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
 
 Swarthmore CollegeDavid Schaffner Academic Other Energy Technologies The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment (SSX) at Swarthmore College is a flexible experimental test-bed for turbulent plasmas with an extensive suite of diagnostic capabilities including wide bandwidth magnetic probes, density interferometry, ion temperature and velocity through Doppler spectrometry and fast response light detection for time-of-flight measurements. High temperature, high density and high magnetic field plasmas are created by a plasma gun discharge and injected into a cylindrical wind tunnel. Recent modifications to the chamber have allowed for the development of a plasma accelerator system; given current diagnostic capabilities, control of plasma injection velocity can be explored and optimized. SSX plasma discharges have also been modeled using a Hall-MHD code within the Hi-Fi framework and can be used to guide system development. The machine is operated by a full-time postdoctoral researcher and the college provides machining and electronics expertise.
Website: http://plasma.physics.swarthmore.edu/SSX/

Email: dschaffner@gmail.com

Phone: 6106905778

Address: Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Swarthmore College 500 College Ave. Swarthmore PA 19081
 
 Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc.Dr. Frank J. WESSEL Small Business None of the above Principals at Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc. (MIFTI) are investigating means to produce a stable, fusion-relevant plasma in a low-cost, high-impulse-power, Z-pinch electrical driver. The Z-pinch load consists of a cylindrical, high-Z liner imploding onto a low-Z target. The initial radii, thickness, and mass densities depend on the driver parameters, but are tailored specifically to achieve current transport and amplification, shock pre-heating, adiabatic compression, and alpha-particle heating; processes that are critical for mitigating the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability and achieving a high-energy-density, magneto-inertial implosion. The investigations will be led by MIFTI principals, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of California, San Diego. The studies involve state-of-the-art theoretical, computational, and experimental investigations.
Website: http://http://www.mifti.com

Email: contact@mifti.com

Phone: (714) 329-3990

Address: Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc., P.O.Box 1770 Tustin, CA 92781
 
 NPL Associates IncGeorge H Miley Small Business Other Energy Technologies NPL Assocites INC has done leading work on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion for use as a fusion neutron source for commercial neutron activation analysis. This work has utilized both theoretical and experimental methods. Current studies use a Helicon plasma source injected into an IEC which accelerates ions, forming an exhaust jet for space propulsion . Both applications employ a net electrical input. However this experience has provided NPL with both computational and experimental tools needed to design and study an IEC break-even device. The favored approach now is an ion injected device that uses multiple ion injectors to create a virtual potential well structure which provides the required confinement time. Since the fusion core has a small volume, break-even studies can be done with only a few kW input power, making these studies very economical compared to most other fusion approaches. The physics learned can then be applied to the design of larger volume power units.
Website: www.n-plasma.com

Email: Georgehm@aol.com

Phone: 217-3333772

Address: 912 W. Armory Ave., Champaign , IL 61821
 
 Fusion Power CorporationH. V. Helsley Small Business None of the above FPC, a California C Corporation, is an engineering design, implementation and licensing company.

FPC’s mission is to provide the energy necessary for maintaining current levels of energy use (standard of living) and to provide opportunities for growth in the energy supply using fusion. FPC's vision is the development of a fusion power source based on the use of the techniques of radio frequency (RF) accelerator-driven Heavy Ion Fusion (HIF) that were researched in the 1970's; a technique that has repeatedly received scientific
endorsement.[1] FPC's primary goal is to translate the science vetted design of a RF accelerator-driven fusion power system, to one that can be brought on-line within a decade – each installation having an energy output equivalent to that of a giant oil field, without the depletion problem, located where it is needed.
Website: www.fusionpowercorporation.com

Email: fusionpower@hawaii.rr.com

Phone: 808 927-4614

Address: 8880 Cal Center Dr. S 400, Sacramento, CA, 95826 USA
 
 Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc.Eric Lerner Small Business None of the above Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. (LPPFusion) is a private company whose mission is the development an extremely economical, compact, environmentally-safe, and essentially inexhaustible source of energy that could be at least ten times cheaper than any existing source. Our approach is based on a dense plasma focus (DPF) fusion generator, using proton-boron (pB11) fuel, a combination we term Focus Fusion. A typical generator will be 5MW, and small enough to fit into a garage. We have already achieved major experimental milestones, including plasma confinement for tens of nanoseconds at energies above 160 keV, high enough to fuse hydrogen and boron. These results include two of three conditions needed to produce net energy from hydrogen-boron fusion. In our next set of experiment we plan to increase confined ion density from about 10^20/cc to at least 10^22/cc. Our improvements over other DPF work include small electrodes and steps to obtain a pure plasma.
Website: www.lppfusion.com

Email: eric@lppfusion.com

Phone: 732-356-5900

Address: 128 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, NJ 08846
 
 Laser Plama Branch, Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research LaboratoryStephen Obenschain Government Owned and Operated (GOGO) Other Energy Technologies Laser Branch has experience and expertise in the following areas:

1. Development and utilization of high energy krypton-fluoride (KrF)lasers.
2. Laser plasma interactions and ablative acceleration of targets to very high velocities (>1000km/sec).
3. Experiments, simulations and theory for hydrodynamic and laser-plasma instability.
4. Development of large scale massively parallel codes and advanced physics packages (such as non-local heat transport models) for simulating laser-plasma interactions.
5. Development and utilization of x-ray and optical diagnostics for plasmas.
6. Technology and applications of high-energy repetitively-pulsed electron beams.
7. Development and applications of high-energy high-repetition-rate pulsed power systems.
8. The Branch operates Nike, the world's largest KrF laser-target facility
Website: http://www.nrl.navy.mil/

Email: steve.obenschain@nrl.navy.mil

Phone: 202-767-0689

Address: Code 6730, Naval Research Laboratory. 4555 Overlook Ave. S.W, Washington D.C 20375-5320
 
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