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Design Studies of Megawatt-Class Continuous-Wave Elliptic-BeamI Inductive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94415
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
142 North Road, Suite F-130 Sudbury, MA 01776-1142
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Design Studies of Megawatt-Class Continuous-Wave Elliptic-BeamI Inductive Output Tubes
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85291
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Conventional circular-beam klystrons and inductive output tubes (IOTs) are the technologies of choice for accelerators for physics research and applications. While a commercially-available, conventional, circular-beam IOT provides lower operating voltage, smaller size, and higher efficiency than a klystron, its output power is limited to several tens of kilowatts. This project will involve design studies aimed at delivering 200 kW cw and 1 MW cw at 350 MHz, and 1 MW cw at 704 MHz. Phase I will (1) conduct thermal and mechanical analyses of the grids of the proposed elliptic-beam IOTs; (2) conduct theoretical modeling and a concept design of gridded elliptic diodes with high compressions; (3) perform a concept design of highly-compressed elliptic-beam systems; and (4) perform a concept design of the proposed megawatt-class elliptic-beam IOTs. The proposed design studies will help establish the figure of merit of megawatt-class continuous-wave elliptic-beam IOTs. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee Elliptic-beam IOTs have the potential to replace conventional circular-beam klystrons, circular-beam IOTs, and possibly multi-beam high-order-mode (HOM) IOTs for accelerator applications requiring highly efficient high-power RF sources at or below 1.3 GHz. Furthermore, elliptic-beam IOTs have the potential to replace conventional circular-beam IOTs, which are widely used for television broadcasting.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Bemis
Mr.
7816464271
tbemis@beampower.com

Business Contact:

Michael Lawrence
Mr.
9783760143
mlawrence@beampower.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane Chelmsford, MA 01824

EIN/Tax ID: 651194710
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No