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ILC Coupler Design

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84058
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82781
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Avar Inc.
745 Blue Crab Road Suite D Newport News, VA 23606
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: ILC Coupler Design
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84909
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In accelerators used in High Energy Physics research, one problem involves the introduction of the radio frequency (RF) power required to accelerate a charged particle beam from the outside world into the ultrahigh vacuum beam environment. This problem is compounded for a superconducting RF (SRF) accelerator because the outer environment is at one atmosphere at 300 K, and the beam environment is at cryogenic temperatures and under ultra-high vacuum. Currently, the device used to accomplish this acceleration is an SRF power coupler, which generally is very expensive and unreliable. This project will design a prototype coupler that eliminates those processes that compromise coupler performance and reliability. Cost reduction will be achieved through the basic simplicity of the system and through anticipated ease of manufacturing. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The successful development of the concept should benefit future research, industrial, military, and medical applications of SRF accelerators.

Principal Investigator:

Viet Nguyen-Tuong
Dr
7575954643
nguyen@avarinc.com

Business Contact:

Roisin Preblwe
Dr
7575954643
rpreble@avarinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Avar Inc.
745 Blue Crab Road Suite D Newport News, VA 23606

EIN/Tax ID: 030529472
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No