Lockheed Martin Pursuing Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Concept
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 02:58:08 EDT
PALMDALE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 – The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Skunk
Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) that can be
developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are
several patents pending that cover their approach.
While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than
60 years of fusion research and investment to develop an approach that
offers a significant reduction in size compared to mainstream efforts.
“Our compact fusion concept combines several alternative magnetic
confinement approaches, taking the best parts of each, and offers a 90
percent size reduction over previous concepts,” said Tom McGuire,
compact fusion lead for the Skunk Works’ Revolutionary Technology
Programs. “The smaller size will allow us to design, build and test the
CFR in less than a year.”
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