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Advanced High Power Solid-State Burst Generator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
94972
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T14-0080
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT14
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ness Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 261501 San Diego, CA 92196-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced High Power Solid-State Burst Generator
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-10-M-0098
Award Amount: $99,941.00
 

Abstract:

Recent advances in dielectric and magnetic materials have spurred renewed interest in the field of solid state pulse and RF burst generation using Non-Linear Transmission Lines (NLTL) . The NLTL approach to HPM and UWB generation eliminates the need for an electron beam, vacuum system and magnets required in conventional HPM sources. Furthermore, the novel waveforms of NLTL generated pulses promises to offer a degree of frequency diversity unseen in current electron beam driven HPM sources. Also, a degree of control of amplitude, oscillating frequency, and temporal envelope has been demonstrated using NLTL systems at modest powers. We will design, model & fabricate a test NLTL system to study pulse sharpening & RF generation at currents up to 1000 amperes and voltages up to 10 kV and at a frequency of 1GHz. BENEFIT: The commercial product foreseen from this SBIR Program is the development of high power high rep-rate microwave burst generators for both Air Force and commercial (e.g. biomedical, industrial, environmental, etc.) applications.

Principal Investigator:

Richard M. Ness
President
8585662372
nessengr@san.rr.com

Business Contact:

Richard M. Ness
President
8585662372
nessengr@san.rr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ness Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 261501 San Diego, CA 92196

EIN/Tax ID: 261093373
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Southern California
Dept of Contracts and Grants
837 W Downey Way, Room 315
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Caron Thomas
Contact Phone: 2137406478