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Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of a Multiple Beam Inductive Output Tube (MB-IOT)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87538
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-049-0069
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of a Multiple Beam Inductive Output Tube (MB-IOT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-09-C-4141
Award Amount: $599,912.00
 

Abstract:

The multiple beam inductive output tube (MB IOT) will play a vital role as a high-power microwave source to drive the accelerator cavities used in future free electron laser directed energy weapons systems. There is a great deal that is still unknown about the complex beam wave interaction inherent in conventional IOTs; their development has largely been a cut-and-try endeavor due to a lack of available modeling and simulation tools capable of handling the complexities of this class of vacuum electron device. Issues persist today that limit their performance and reduce manufacturing yield. We propose the development of a suite of self-consistent, physics-based finite element particle in cell codes specifically tailored to address the unique modeling and simulation needs of IOTs and ultimately MB IOTs, in an effort to shed light on the complex nature of their beam-wave interaction, which is the first step on a path to improving performance and yield.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Wright
Senior Engineer
5104878044
ewright.bwresearch@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Khanh Nguyen
Senior Engineer
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