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Progress Towards the Development of a Traveling Wave Direct Energy Converter for Aneutronic Fusion Propulsion ApplicationsA coordinated experimental and theory/simulation effort has been carried out to investigate the physics of the Traveling Wave Direct Energy Converter (TWDEC), a scheme that has been proposed in the past for the direct conversion into electricity of the kinetic energy of an ion beam generated from fusion reactions. This effort has been focused in particular on the TWDEC process in the high density beam regime, thus accounting for the ion beam expansion due to its space charge.
Document ID
20150013832
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Tarditi, A. G. (Electric Power Research Inst. Knoxville, TN, United States)
Chap, A. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Wolinsky, J. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Scott, J. H. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
July 20, 2015
Publication Date
July 27, 2015
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-33721
Meeting Information
AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2015(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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