TAE Technologies

Funding Information

DateAmountTypeFundersDescription
April 26, 2007
$40,000,000Investment RoundSeries C-2
November 14, 2005
$39,413,060Investment RoundSeries C
September 05, 2003
$6,671,000Investment RoundSeries B
December 24, 2002
$1,144,500Investment RoundSeries A-2
June 07, 2002
$661,500Investment Round
Series A
June 07, 2002
$3,129,500Investment Round
Series A-1
Total:$91,019,560

Projects

C-2W (Norman)

Approach

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC)

Enabling Technology

Neutral Beam Sustainment of FRC

C-2W (Norman) illustration
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Formation of hot, stable,... 3×1019(electron)0.25(electron) 
Notes

C-2W is an upgrade of the C-2U experiment. The neutral beam power was upgraded to up to ~21 MW and adjustable energies (15-40keV). Pulse duration was extended to up to 30ms. Inner diverters with upgraded edge-biasing electrode systems allowing for longer (30ms+) were installed. A number of other enhancements were added as well.

C-2

Approach

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC)

Enabling Technology

Neutral Beam Sustainment of FRC

C-2 illustration
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
A new high performance fi... 4×1019(electron)0.2(electron) 0.5(ion)
Notes

A key accomplished goal of C-2 was to demonstrate a High Performance FRC (HPF), eg. improved confinement and stability compared to previous FRC efforts. Additionally the demonstration of heating and stability from Neutral Beam Injection was an important achievement of this device.

C-2U

Approach

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC)

Enabling Technology

Neutral Beam Sustainment of FRC

C-2U illustration
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Achievement of field-reve... 3×1019(electron)0.12(electron) 2.5×10-49.0×1014
Notes

C-2U is an upgrade of the C-2 experiment. The neutral beam input power was upgraded from ~4MW (20keV Hydrogen) to 10+MW (15keV Hydrogen) and the injection angle was tilted to improve neutral beam to FRC coupling and reduce shine-through losses. Additionally, the edge-biasing capability inside each end-diverter was improved. The key accomplishment of C-2U was FRC stability limited only by hardware and stored energy (eg. neutral beam pulse duration and curren sourcing capability of end guns).

CBFR-SPS (Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor Space Propulsion System)

Copernicus

A&B

Key Individuals

Michl Binderbauer, CEO

Toshiki Tajima, Chief Science Officer

Artem Smirnov, CTO

Formation Date

1998

Location

Foothill Ranch California USA

Website

https://tae.com/