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New RF Design of Externally Powered Dielectric-Based Accelerating Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81039
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80796B06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Euclid Techlabs, Llc
5900 Harper Rd. #102 Solon, OH 44139-1866
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: New RF Design of Externally Powered Dielectric-Based Accelerating Structures
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84463
Award Amount: $650,000.00
 

Abstract:

In order to provide high gradient acceleration demonstration experiments, a broadband coupling section will be needed for the high-gradient dielectric-loaded accelerator (DLA). This project will develop a coaxial-type coupler that can provide the required mode conversion and the impedance matching transition simultaneously, without using a tapered dielectric. The coupler design will avoid vacuum gaps between the dielectric sections and thus eliminate any points for potential radio frequency (RF) breakdown. The coupler will allow for the construction of a new type of dielectric-based accelerator structure, which will provide accelerating gradients exceeding 100 MV/m. Phase I fabricated and experimentally tested an X-band, traveling wave, gapless DLA structure using a coaxial type RF coupler. An X-band power combiner, integrated into the coaxial type RF coupler, was designed and fabricated. The overall structure, including the RF input/output coupler and the dielectric-loaded accelerating section, was characterized. In Phase II, a coaxial, RF-coupler-based, gapless, dielectric-based accelerating structure, loaded with alumina, will be experimentally tested at high power. A high-gradient dielectric accelerating structure will be developed, and its breakdown field strength will be determined. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The coaxial-type, ceramic-based coupling section for the dielectric based accelerator should become a key enabling technology for high-gradient DLA operation. The coupler section should remove a major roadblock to the development of a high-gradient accelerator that can sustain accelerating gradients on the scale of 100 MV/m.

Principal Investigator:

A. d. Kanareykin
Dr
4405190410
alexkan@euclidconcepts.com

Business Contact:

David Dunay
Mr
4405190410
daved@euclidtechlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Euclid Techlabs, Llc
5900 Harper Rd. #102 Solon, OH 44139

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