MacB Wins Plasma Physics Contract with the Naval Research Lab
DAYTON, Ohio — MacAulay-Brown Inc., an Alion company, has been awarded a $12 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division, the company said in an Aug. 27 release.
The division is involved in the research, design, development, integration and testing of pulsed power sources. Most of the work on the five-year SeaPort-e task order will be performed at MacB’s Commonwealth Technology Division (CTI) in Alexandria, Virginia.
Under this effort, MacB scientists, engineers and technicians will perform on-site experimental and theoretical research in pulsed power physics and engineering, plasma physics, intense laser and charged particle-beam physics, advanced radiation production and transport. Additional work will include electromagnetic-launcher technology, the physics of low-energy nuclear reactions and advanced energetics, production of high-power microwave sources, and the development of new techniques to diagnose and advance those experiments.
“CTI has provided scientific expertise, custom engineering, and fabrication services for the Plasma Physics Division since the 1980s,” said Greg Yadzinski, vice president of the CTI organization under MacB’s National Security Group. “This new work will build on CTI’s long history of service to expand our capabilities into the division’s broad theoretical and experimental pulsed power physics, the interaction of electromagnetic waves with plasma, and other pulsed power architectures for future applications.”