Awards

$1MM

Electron Gun and Beam Collector for a FOR A 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 37 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

Design of a future electron-positron collider, the International Linear Collider ILC, relies upon the availability of a large number of efficient, reliable 10-MW, 1.3 GHz RF amplifiers. Existing prototype multi-beam klystrons (MBKs) for this application operate at relatively high voltage (117 KV), and are physically too large for vertical mount...

$100K

High-Gradient Two-Beam Electron Accelerator

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 65 A-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

In a two-beam accelerator, a high current drive beam imparts energy to a low current test beam by generating microwave power that flows from one beam to the other. The largest project of this sort is CLIC, located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, that is being designed for operation at an electron-positron center-of-mass energy as high as 3 TeV....

$100K

Modified Magnicon For High-Gradient Accelerator R&D

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 65 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

The magnicon is a high-power microwave amplifier that achieves gain through a build-up in deflection angle of an electron beam passing through a cascade of cavities in a guiding magnetic field. Magnicons are in use in two US laboratories as sources of high-power microwaves, principally for use in development and testing of structures for a futu...

$100K

Short-Period RF Undulator for a SASE Nanometer Source

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 15 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

For future compact light sources for discovery science and medical diagnostics, it would be beneficial to reduce the energy of the electron beam constituting the source. For nanometer wavelength radiation, the radiation would be Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE), originating when the beam undulates in a periodic transverse magnetic fie...

$750K

Anti-Breakdown Coatings for High-Gradient Accelerator Structures

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of California, San Diego

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 39 A-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

Development of accelerator structures that can sustain acceleration gradients up to 150 MeV/m are required in order to build a future multi-TeV collider with an energy reach beyond present or planned electron-positron colliders. Limitations for operation with high acceleration gradient arise from RF breakdown. High-melting-point insulated coat...

$100K

High Current Cold Cathode Employing Diamond and Related Materials

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 64 E-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

Thermionic cathodes are in use in an overwhelming majority of vacuum electronics devices, including high-power RF sources used to drive particle accelerators. These cathodes do not operate reliably or have long lifetime if their current density exceeds 5-10 Amperes/cm2. Artificial diamond and related materials, produced by chemical vapor depos...

$1MM

RF Cavity Chain and Magnetic Circuit for a 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 37 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

Design of a future electron-positron collider, the International Linear Collider ILC, relies upon the availability of a large number of efficient, reliable 10-MW, 1.3 GHz RF amplifiers. Existing prototype multi-beam klystrons (MBKs) for this application operate at relatively high voltage (117 KV), and are physically too large for vertical mounti...

$1MM

Coaxial Two-Channel Dielectric Wake Field Accelerator

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 38 A-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

Development of accelerator structures that can sustain acceleration gradients in the range of 150 MeV/m are required in order to build a future multi-TeV collider with an energy reach beyond present or planned electron-positron colliders. A two-channel dielectric wakefield accelerator is to be developed that could have the potential to satisfy ...

$100K

RF Cavity Chain and Magnetic Circuit for a 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

The design of a future electron-positron collider, the International Linear Collider (ILC), relies upon the availability of a large number of efficient, reliable 10-MW, 1.3 GHz RF amplifiers. Existing prototype multi-beam klystrons (MBKs), which are anticipated for this application, operate at relatively high voltage (117 KV) and are physically...

$100K

Electron Gun and Beam Collector for a FOR A 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Dr. Jay L. Hirshfield

The design of a future electron-positron collider, the International Linear Collider (ILC), relies upon the availability of a large number of efficient, reliable 10-MW, 1.3 GHz RF amplifiers. The existing prototype multi-beam klystrons (MBKs), which are anticipated for this application, operate at relatively high voltage (117 KV) and are physic...

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