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Postby rcain » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:04 pm

It does sound like this was the sort of news we were waiting for; perhaps all we can expect.

Congratulations to EMC2, The US Navy and Dr Nebel and his team (I am assuming there is some linkage) - 'one (more) small step for man...' etc

Although its true, needs must there will be further purdah, this should be some encouragement for other researchers in the field to continue/start up.

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Postby JoeStrout » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:39 pm

Good work, everyone! Clearly that's a site we should be keeping an eye on. If nothing else, it means that the research is continuing, and that's a good thing. (I also agree that, in this economic climate, research would not continue if the results obtained earlier in the year were not promising.)
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Postby JohnP » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:27 pm

Finally, a plump, juicy raisin among the dry tea leaves. :wink:
Sweet, indeed!

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Postby seedload » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:43 pm

The contract points to the nuance... no?

"The contractor is to specifically investigate the required instrumentation to achieve spatially resolved plasma densities and spatially resolved particle energies."

What does this mean? It specifically says "achieve" not measure. So, i guess there is some expectation that additional instrumentation will help with a problem in spacially resolved plasma densities and particle energies.

Someone brighter than me can figure this out, but, given the participants, it sounds like some application of POPS to polywell in order to solve a 'problem'.

The other contract for ion injection seems to point to looking for continuous operation or at least longer operation. Probably a parallel path. While figuring out the problem tool up for a continuously operating device.

My guesses.

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Postby Aero » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:53 pm

OK - That makes three distinct contracts that we have identified so far, all out of China Lake. That is a different sponsor than before isn't it? And by the way, what is the Navy doing in China Lake? There's not enough water there to float a small canoe.
The question is, what is EMC2 going to do with these three contracts?
Wiffle-ball research
an Ion injector gun
density measurement (achievement) devices.
Are they still working at WB-6/WB-7 scale or have they stepped it up to WB-100 scale? If they go big, won't there need to be power supplies and what else that we might see contracts for?
So let's decide what else they will need on the WB-100 contract scale, and watch the FedBizOps web site for the contract announcements.
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Postby Roger » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:14 pm

I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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Postby JohnSmith » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:40 pm

I'm pretty happy about this. But I'm not sure I 100% understand what's going on. Is there really three different contracts?

If it's true, doesn't that match what everybody's said is necessary to fast track the program? Building three separate machines to solve the engineering problems all at once, then put it together in a larger one.

My question is, how much is each contract worth?
Oh, and why the Naval Air warfare center?

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Postby TallDave » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:42 pm

Roger/John,

It looks to me like

-- 1 contract from Sep for general Polywell research
-- 1 contract for ion guns
-- 1 contract for "instrumentation to achieve spatially resolved plasma densities and spatially resolved particle energies"

It's interesting that these are all funded through separate solicitations. Does this tell us anything about the scale of the projects?

Perhaps someone with Navy contract experience can elucidate.

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