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Long-Life Miniature Reservoir Cathode For High-Frequency Amplifiers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82612
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-055-0073
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: Long-Life Miniature Reservoir Cathode For High-Frequency Amplifiers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-07-M-0161
Award Amount: $69,946.00
 

Abstract:

The proposal describes a low-risk program for solving the remaining problems on reservoir cathodes. The solution will allow production of a miniature cathode with at least 20 Amps/cm2 loading and a life greater than 50,000 hours. All dispenser cathodes are limited by their supply of barium. Reservoir cathodes are unique in that they provide, in principle, unlimited amounts of barium. All other attempts to improve performance do so by conserving existing barium by lowering temperature. Lowering temperature implies a fundamental materials breakthrough that has not been forthcoming. But the remaining problems on reservoir cathodes are largely engineering and fabrication issues. Hence the reservoir cathode is a low-risk solution to the present cathode impasse. The performance of linear beam amplifiers is now acutely limited by cathode technology - both their size and output. Power frequency and life would increase if better cathodes were available. Ion engine performance is limited for the same reasons.

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