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Polywell Fusion Research funding increased

Posted 09-12-2009 at 03:08 PM by Mindblast

Appearently Polywell Fusion Research has gotten another Navy contract over almost $8Mil for the next 1 1/2 years. Seeing that funding of this research was around $1-2Mil per year in the past it seems their experiments are going to a somewhat larger scale now. Maybe they are on to something ?

Energy Matter Conversion Corp., (EMC2)*, Santa Fe, N.M., is being awarded a $7,855,504 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, analysis, development, and testing in support of the Plan Plasma
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Fusion SSTO airbreathing engine concept

Posted 08-15-2009 at 09:43 PM by Mindblast
Updated 08-15-2009 at 10:00 PM by Mindblast

In this thread i introduced my current addon project, a Single Stage to Orbit Airbreathing Vessel using Polywell Fusion Reactors.

Here is now a more detailed concept of the engine.

as you can see in the picture above the engine consists of the following parts:
1. MHD Extractor
This device is used at high mach numbers only. The inflowing airstream is...
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