GTEC receives funding to support NRL plasma research initiatives

  • 25-Aug-2010 05:07 EDT

Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc. (GTEC) has secured a contract to continue its support of the research initiatives of the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Charged Particle Physics Branch within the Plasma Division. The contract has one base year and four options and a total value of more than $6 million. Under the contract, GTEC's team of research physicists, engineers, technicians, and laboratory assistants will support the NRL Plasma Physics Division in conducting basic and applied experimental, theoretical, and computational research to advance fundamental knowledge in high-temperature plasmas. Research efforts will include high energy pulsed power systems and charged particle beams; space plasma physics and observational diagnostics of the near-earth space environment; new methods for plasma processing; high power RF sources, beam handling systems and pulsed plasma discharges; and high-velocity electromagnetic launchers.

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