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Gradient Field Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion SystemMagneto-inertial fusion concepts often use a pulsed high current discharge in a cylindrical coil to generate a rapidly changing axial magnetic field, inducing a counter-propagating current in the conducting outer liner of a centrally aligned cylindrical fusion target. The Lorentz force arising from the axial field and azimuthal liner current rapidly implodes the target radially inward, compressing the fuel to reach fusion conditions.
Document ID
20170005430
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Lapointe, Michael (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Adams, Robert (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Cassibry, Jason (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Cortez, Ross (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gilland, James (Ohio Aerospace Inst. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
June 9, 2017
Publication Date
June 6, 2017
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
MSFC-E-DAA-TN43016
Meeting Information
2017 NIAC Orientation Meeting(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Exploration
Fusion
Propulsion

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