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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby Skipjack » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:54 am


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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue May 02, 2017 12:10 pm

NBF has article out today on LM which covers the late 2016LM poster
http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/05/lo ... gfuture%29

LM poster for reference
http://fusion4freedom.us/pdfs/McGuireAPS.pdf
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue May 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Here is the 2015 Princeton presentation which I think is worth viewing. I don't think I have seen this one before this. For instance McGuire comments that superconductor performance in these machines is better due to increased pinning sites from neutron radiation. Also, it seems to me that LM at this stage is unfamiliar with EMC2's proof of Grad's conjecture, so recirculation is an issue they are solving using mirror coils. So, I wonder if doing away with those coils simplifies their design and puts them back to a Polywell? If not, Polywell will beat their britches off.

http://www.pppl.gov/events/colloquium-l ... on-reactor
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue May 02, 2017 1:56 pm

The white paper linked to above:
http://fusion4freedom.us/pdfs/LManalysis.pdf

fails to understand what EMC2 proved, Grad's conjecture works, so it does not grasp what 'inflation' for start up means. LM has stalks which is an engineering issue and Polywell eliminates. LM's project still seems to still be in process based on the 2016 poster and they have money. With all their magnets, why not make a 100% cusp Polywell machine? An issue with patents? Obstinance?
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby choff » Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 am

Maybe EMC2 patent prevents them from taking advantage of Polywell research.
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby paperburn1 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:23 am

It would be hard for them to claim virgin engineering as they helped Bussard.
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby D Tibbets » Fri May 05, 2017 12:20 am

What EMC 2 patent? The original is well over 20 years old and a newer application (in 2008?) was rejected.

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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby crowberry » Fri May 05, 2017 8:58 am


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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby paperburn1 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:44 pm

Found this
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/05/l ... plans.html
this was updated jan 2017
http://fusion4freedom.us/pdfs/McGuireAPS.pdf
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby mvanwink5 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Once again thanks to crowberry.
https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default ... CGUIRE.pdf

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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby Skipjack » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:13 pm

Lockheed Martin got a patent for their fusion reactor design. The Drive article seems to be a bit too optimistic about their schedule though. From all I have heard, LM is still years away from a break even prototype. They had a pretty long funding gap, from what I remember and funding did not resume at adequate levels until a couple of years ago (IIRC). So that will have pushed schedules to the right. Add that and the inevitable problems and I would not expect anything from them until 2022 earliest:
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19 ... on-reactor

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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:38 am

I missed this but you guys may have found it. posting it just in case.
Size: The Lockheed team has now expanded to 25 people. This is a great sign. The results have likely been very promising.
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby paperburn1 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Has anyone any links for harmonics in plasma. Simpler would be better
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Re: Lockheed Martin news

Postby crowberry » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Here is the LM presentation from the US-Japan CT Workshop 2018 by Tom McGuire:




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