Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.

690 Port Drive Array
San Mateo, CA 94404
http://www.calcreek.com
14 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 128
Total Value of Awards $34.9MM
First Award Date 01/01/95
Most Recent Award Date 06/12/17

128 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 24d
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

Klystrons are the most commonly used RF sources for high energy accelerators. Their efficiency significantly impacts the acquisition and operating cost of accelerator systems. Higher efficiency RF sources are required to reduce the cost for future accelerators and colliders. Calabazas Creek Research Inc. in collaboration with SLAC National Accel...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: North Carolina State University

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 24c
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

The cost of high power RF sources exceeds available funding for several large accelerator systems. The ILC, for example, will require more than 700 multiple beam klystrons. The complexity of the klystron currently requires hundreds of individually machined parts, in addition to tens of bonding processes. The high cost is preventing construction ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 06a
Budget: 02/21/17 - 11/20/17

Electron microscopes with very high temporal and spatial resolution are required for a variety of applications. Realization of Ultrafast Electron Microscopes requires simulation codes that can accurately calculate high space charge electron bunch formation and propagation. Calabazas Creek Research Inc. in collaboration with Northern Illinois Un...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 25
Budget: 06/13/16 - 03/12/17

There is a continuing need for high power circulators to protect the next generation of high power RF sources from waveguide reflections that can destroy the device. Currently, the power level of circulators is limited by the materials, specifically ferrites that provide the required non-reciprocal operation. New approaches are required that use...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T010
Budget: 03/31/16 - 03/31/18
PI: R. Ives

The Phase I program investigated two applications for innovative coatings to address existing issues with RF source components in Navy systems. Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (CCR) and N.C. State University (NCSU) performed analysis and experiments to determine if the proposed approaches would provide the require functionality.CCR investigated p...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: North Carolina State University

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 14d
Budget: 02/22/16 - 11/21/16

The Brayton cycle for power generation offers significant advantages over the Rankin cycle typically used. Unfortunately, the Brayton cycle uses very high pressure and high temperature, supercritical CO2 (sCO2) as the heat transfer fluid. New materials that can handle the harsh environment of sCO2 are required to enable power generation and prev...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N151-039
Budget: 07/10/15 - 01/06/16

This program will investigate development of a multiple beam electron gun and permanent magnet transport system for a millimeter-wave traveling wave tube for electronic warfare, high-data-rate communications, and high resolution radar. A program goal will be to minimize weight to achieve a high power to weight ratio. The program will use control...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 23b
Budget: 06/08/15 - 03/07/16

The ITER research reactor will require twenty four high power RF loads for gyrotrons, with the requirement eventually increasing to forty eight. The U.S. is responsible for providing these loads; however, none are available that meet the required specifications. Calabazas Creek Research Inc. proposes to develop 1.5 MW CW, RF loads meeting the IT...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 31a
Budget: 04/06/15 - 04/05/17
PI: Mike Read

High efficiency, low cost RF sources are required for proton, ion, and muon accelerators. These sources must be compact and provide precise control of the output power and phase. Currently only large, expensive klystrons can provide this performance. Calabazas Creek Research Inc. proposes to develop a phase locked magnetron-based system that ha...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Maryland

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 06a
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

There are currently no comprehensive computational design tools for developing photocathodes and the electron sources they support. Existing codes do not address the latest photocathode materials, nor do they provide the complete physics related to electron emission. This is complicating design of RF guns and photoinjectors for accelerators and ...

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