Robust S-Band thermionic RF gun with improved back-bombardment suppression (topic 4b)

Period of Performance: 04/10/2017 - 04/09/2019

$1MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Far-tech, Inc.
10350 Science Center Drive, Ste 150 Array
San Diego, CA 92121
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Thermionic electron sources operating at microwave frequencies are current limited by electrons that reflect back from the radio frequency fields and heat the cathode. A novel cavity design is being investigated that will decrease the number of reflected electrons and improve the efficiency of the overall electron source.