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Miniature High Density Scandate Cathodes For Linear Beam Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83375
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-030-0020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
e-beam, Inc.
21070 Southwest Tile Flat Road Beaverton, OR 97007-8739
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Miniature High Density Scandate Cathodes For Linear Beam Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0146
Award Amount: $99,418.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes a program for an improved impregnated dispenser cathode. It will first seek to verify and understand recent improvements in scandate cathodes by workers in China.To do this, it will conduct tests on these cathodes and it will study composition and fabrication procedures. Based on this, scandate cathodes of similar composition will be fabricated and tested. They will be incorporated into a miniature cathode format for use in high frequency amplifiers. Present impregnated cathodes cannot reliably exceed 10 amps/cm2 and 50,000 hours. But the Chinese have reported 100 amps/cm2 on scandate cathodes and these results have been verified in this country. This is a major breakthrough in cathode technology. The cathode is currently the main performance limiting component in linear beam amplifiers. Bandwidth, frequency, power and life are all adversely impacted by this limitation.

Principal Investigator:

Bernard Vancil
President
5036280703
bernie@ebeaminc.com

Business Contact:

Leslie Gott
Office Manager
5036280703
bernie@ebeaminc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

E-BEAM, INC.
21070 SW Tile Flat Road Beaverton, OR 97007

EIN/Tax ID: 931243690
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIF., DAVIS
Electrical & Comp. Engineering
3118 Kemper Hall
Davis, CA 95616 5294
Contact: Ivor Brodie
Contact Phone: (650) 494-2437
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university