In support of the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation and under a sub-contract from Leidos Innovations, Verus Research has been awarded a 1-year, $2.3 million effort to further its ongoing dense plasma focus (DPF) research and technology maturation program.
With the objective of demonstrating DPF as a viable technology for testing mission-critical Defense Department systems in high-neutron environments, Verus Research will enhance neutron yields, increase reliability and repeatability of technical outcomes, and optimize the exposure of tested devices to the neutron-rich environment. Downstream, these efforts will lead directly to collaboration with a U.S. Government-selected site on eventual hosting of DPF technology insertion activities in support of follow-on operations and testing.
According to Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, “this award finalizes our DPF science and technology advancements and is the first step to seeing the capability realized in an operational environment.”