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High-Power Millimeter-Wave Micro-Sources for Communications & Radar Dominance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78077
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-022-0515
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beam-Wave Research, Inc.
5406 Bradley Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20814-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Power Millimeter-Wave Micro-Sources for Communications & Radar Dominance
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0082
Award Amount: $99,962.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed effort is to evaluate the feasibility of a W-band sheet-beam vacuum electronic device that can provide up to 1 kW of peak RF power at a minimum efficiency of 20%. Key elements of this effort are on the generation and transport of the sheet beam and its interaction with the RF circuit. The potential of employing a depressed collector to improve overall efficiency will also be investigated. As part of this effort, a proof-of-principle expreriment will be performed in the Phase-I to demonstrate the potential of the miniature plasma gun as a sheet-beam electron gun. Fabrication techniques will also be evaluated based on optimized beam and circuit parameters. The overall goal of this work is to define a Phase-II development strategy that is innovative yet based on achievable fabrication methods and tolerances.

Principal Investigator:

Khanh T. Nguyen
Senior Scientist
2405352162
knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Khanh T. Nguyen
President
2405352162
knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

BEAM-WAVE RESEARCH, INC.
5406 Bradley Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20814

EIN/Tax ID: 421579091
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
IREAP
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: John Rodgers
Contact Phone: (301) 405-4957
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university