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Company Information:

Company Name: Fm Technologies, Inc.
City: Chantilly
State: VA
Zip+4: 20151-1691
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (703) 818-9400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,349,415.00 44
SBIR Phase II $16,501,758.00 24

Award List:

A HIGH POWER MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER BASED ON TRANSVERSE MODULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Terry F Godlove
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A HIGH POWER MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER BASED ON TRANSVERSE MODULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Terry F Godlove
Award Amount: $499,602.00
Abstract:
A microwave amplifier is planned that should be capable of peak power of up to several hundred megawatts at high efficiency as well as continuous power at lower levels. theconcept is based on transverse microwave modulation of a high voltage electron beam combined with a bending magnet to produce… More

A HEAVY ION RECIRCULATING LINAC FOR INERTIAL FUSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Terry F Godlove , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,899.00
Abstract:
This study involves design of a high current, heavy ion, recirculating, induction linear accelerator for inertial fusion. doe research programs in inertial fusion have shownthat the heavy ion driver method is a promising one in termsof ion deposition, pellet physics, ion beam transport, and other… More

A HIGH CURRENT LONG PULSE REP RATEABLE RF ELECTRON GUN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $49,989.00

HIGH-POWER TRANSVERSE-MODULATION MICROWAVE GENERATOR WITH AXIAL-FIELD CONFINEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,568.00

HIGH-POWER TRANSVERSE-MODULATION MICROWAVE GENERATOR WITH AXIAL-FIELD CONFINEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,933.00
Abstract:
Analysis is proposed of a variation of a recent innovative concept for generating high-power microwaves. the concept employs transverse modulation of a collimated, high-voltage electron beam combined with a bending magnet to produce axial bunching in an output cavity. a potential drawback of the… More

MODULATOR SYSTEMS FOR HEAVY ION FUSION ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Terry F Goodlove , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,986.00

MODULATOR SYSTEMS FOR HEAVY ION FUSION ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Terry F Goodlove , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,572.00
Abstract:
This project employs a two-part design study for high current, heavy ion, recirculating induction accelerators forinertial fusion involving: (1) modulator circuit design for recirculating accelerators, based particularly on recent advances in high power switch technology, and (2) optimum… More

A BRIGHT SOURCE OF MULTIPLY-CHARGED HEAVY IONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research aims to develop an improved source of multiply-charged ions for heavy-ion inertial fusion and other applications that require very high brightness. a conventional gas-discharge source is planned that depends on the combination of two additional novel features. first, the initial dense… More

Low Dose Psitron Emission Mammography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A HIGH-CURRENT, MICRO-PULSE ELECTRON SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PULSED ELECTRON BEAM CERAMIC TO METAL BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako
Award Amount: $49,955.00

A HIGH-CURRENT, MICRO-PULSE ELECTRON SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako
Award Amount: $499,951.00
Abstract:
A micro-pulse electron gun that appears capable of peak currents of about 10 ka with a micro-pulse length of several picoseconds (ps) occuring at frequencies of up to 10 ghz is being planned. the micro-pulses or bunches are produced by resonantly amplifying a current of secondary electrons in a… More

AN EFFICIENT 10-20 GIGAHERTZ HIGH-POWER MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $74,992.00
Abstract:
This project involves the analysis of a high harmonic, high efficiency microwave generator that appears to be suitable for applications such as a driver for the next generation of linear colliders. the concept employs a rotating "spiraling" beam to excite and amplify circularly polarized microware… More

PULSED ELECTRON BEAM CERAMIC TO METAL BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako
Award Amount: $747,995.00
Abstract:
High energy electron beam (1 to 12 mev) material processing offers a few important advantages over existing processing methods. energetic electrons enable processing in air without the need to locate the processed sample in vacuum. the higher energy electrons allow for treatment of thicker samples… More

SAPPHIRE-METAL JOINING FOR LOW-LOSS GYROTRON WINDOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Silberglitt
Award Amount: $74,983.00
Abstract:
A new technique, pulsed electron beam (peb) joining, will be applied to the problem of joining, low-loss ceramic materials used for windows in high frequency microwave devices to the metal vacuum envelope of the microwave device. the peb technique allows selective heating of the specimen to be… More

Innovative Processing of Ceramic Core/Composite Skin Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Silberglitt
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the fabrication of ceramic core/composite skin structures using liquid infiltration techniques. The core will be porous alumina rods or tubes and the composite skin will be fabricated via infiltration with alumina sol of an aluminosilicate fabric… More

AN ELECTRON-BEAM "GATLING GUN" FOR FREQUENCY MULTIPLYING IN MICROWAVE GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $74,978.00

Pulsed Electron Bean (PEB) Fabrication of Smart Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako
Award Amount: $99,923.00

Low Dose Psitron Emission Mammography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $711,000.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this research is the reduction in the number of cancer-free patients required to undergo biopsy because of equivocal mammographic findings. a second goal is the reduction of local recurrence in patients with breast cancer who are receiving breast-conserving treatment. these goals… More

AN ELECTRON-BEAM "GATLING GUN" FOR FREQUENCY MULTIPLYING IN MICROWAVE GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Frederick M Mako
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
A high current, micro-pulse electron source is planned for microwave frequency multiplying. the device utilizes a rotating transverse magnetic (tm110) cavity mode to generate a series of azimuthally distributed bunched electron pulses and is therefore similar to a "gatling gun". each azimuthal… More

An Induction Modulator for a Relativistic-Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry F. Godlove
Award Amount: $74,930.00

Suppression of Voltage Breakdown in High-Gradient Radiofrequency Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William K. Peter
Award Amount: $74,955.00

Pulsed Electron Bean (PEB) Fabrication of Smart Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako
Award Amount: $393,428.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating a smart material containing layers of piezoelectric transducers bonded to shape memory alloy layers. The critical problem in fabricating these smart materials is to produce a ceramic-metal bond that can endure the high… More

Pulsed Induction Joining of Sapphire to Metal for Gyrotron Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $74,900.00
Abstract:
41291 November 19, 1996 FM Technologies, Inc. The window is currently the single most serious mode of failure of high power gyrotrons, a device for heating magnetic fusion plasmas. This project will develop a new technique for joining ceramic materials,… More

Bending System for Recirculating Accelerators with Space-Charged Dominated Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Terry Godlove , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,927.00

An Induction Modulator for a Relativistic-Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry F. Godlove
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Suppression of Voltage Breakdown in High-Gradient Radiofrequency Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William K. Peter
Award Amount: $749,973.00

Accelerating Cavities for a Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Peter , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,998.00

A Micro-Pulse Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $74,957.00

A High-Charge Electron Gun for Dielectric Type Wake-Field Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
149 A High-Charge Electron Gun for Dielectric Type Wake-Field Accelerators--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82375 Amount: … More

A 34 GHz High-Power Micro-Pulse Klystron

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
161 A 34 GHzHigh-Power Micro-Pulse Klystron--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82374 Amount: $75,000 High-current pulses of… More

High Current Density High Repetition Rate Ferroelectric Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L.K. Len
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
150 High Current Density High Repetition Rate Ferroelectric Cathode--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. L.K. Len, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82376 Amount: … More

Bending System for Recirculating Accelerators with Space-Charged Dominated Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Terry Godlove , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
41292 November 19, 1996 FM Technologies, Inc. A radically new type of particle accelerator, a multiturn recirculating linac operating with space-charge dominated beam currents, has received considerable attention during the last few years. Even with… More

Accelerating Cavities for a Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Peter , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
41299 November 19, 1996 FM Technologies, Inc. In the Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerator, which is currently under development, power from a low-energy, high-current, bunched beam is converted to micro-waves via the klystron mechanism and used to… More

A Micro-Pulse Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
41307 November 20, 1996 FM Technologies, Inc. High current electron pulses of short duration could be widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, which have application in industry, medicine, and research. This project will develop a… More

A 34 GHz High-Power Micro-Pulse Klystron

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick M. Mako , President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
161 A 34 GHzHigh-Power Micro-Pulse Klystron--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82374 Amount: $75,000 High-current pulses of… More

High Current Density High Repetition Rate Ferroelectric Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L.K. Len
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
150 High Current Density High Repetition Rate Ferroelectric Cathode--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. L.K. Len, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick M. Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82376 Amount: $75,000 Aside from… More

Electron Beam Surface Modification for Voltage Breakdown Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Peter , Senior Physicist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50489-98-I Electron Beam Surface Modification for Voltage Breakdown Suppression--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. William Peter, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82582 Amount: … More

A Gated Micro-Pulse Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederick Mako , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50483-98-I A Gated Micro-Pulse Electron Gun--FM Technologies, Inc., 10529-B Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2236; (703) 425-5111 Dr. Frederick Mako, Principal Investigator Dr. Frederick Mako, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82581 Amount: $75,000 Many applications in high energy… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Frederick Mako , President
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Investigation of Ferroelectric Materials with Properties Optimized for Electron Emission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Richard Silberglitt
Award Amount: $99,995.00

A Drive Beam Micro-Pulsed Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Head-mounted displays (HMDs) play a vital role in military and commercial simulation and training systems. They allow the user to interact with and navigate through virtual worlds before encountering them for real. This has proven to save lives and increase effectiveness in military… More

Hermetic Reaction Bonded Silicon Carbide Tube Joints with Microwave Heating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The Navy is improving its anti-air missile systems to defeat missiles and aircraft. Direct hits by one missile against another (body-to-body impact) is the primary defeat mechanism for some new concepts. Fast-running, analytical penetration and damage prediction methodologies are… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lek K. Len, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lek Len
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lek Len
Award Amount: $399,880.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ralph W. Bruce, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ralph W. Bruce, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Implementation of Hardware Diagnostics from Within the Lunux Operating System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ralph W. Bruce, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65295 The next phase of the fusion energy program will require a ¿first wall¿ made of a neutron transparent material that has the strength and thermal characteristics to withstand the vigorous environment generated by the plasma. The SiCf/SiCm composite would be a candidate material if the… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ernest Zaidman
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project, A High Power, High Efficiency W-band Amplifier, is a new W-band, high-power microwave source. A point design based on a frequency of 11.424 gigaHertz (GHz) at the input cavity produces a one megawatt output at 91.4 GHz. It has a 51.5%… More

In-Situ Electron Beam Processing for Radio Frequency Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lek K. Len, Vice President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
60957 Electrical breakdown is a critical factor limiting the voltage gradients that can be achieved in microwave cavities and accelerator structures, such as the 100 megawatt klystron being developed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for the Next Linear Collider. Conventional… More

In-Situ Electron Beam Processing for Radio Frequency Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lek K. Len, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60957 Electrical breakdown is a critical factor limiting the voltage gradients that can be achieved in microwave cavities and accelerator structures, such as the 100 megawatt klystron being developed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for the Next Linear Collider. Conventional… More

sbir phase i: Advanced Voltage Contrast Microscopy for Inspection of Integrated Circuit Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Samar Guharay
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project was motivated by the need for rapid in-line inspection of quality of nanometer-scale devices in a production environment. An efficient diagnostics instrument, like the proposed product, is a rudimentary requirement for improved business… More

HIGH-RESOLUTION ION BEAM PROBE FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Samar K. Guharay
Award Amount: $100,560.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mapping the distribution of targeted chemical species in tissues is important in many areas of biology and medicine. These measurements require a highly sensitive methodology giving an accurate measure of the minute quantities of material in cells as well as the… More

Low-Cost Rapid Joining for Fabrication/In-Situ Repair of Large SiC Composite Structural Materials for Fusion Reactors and Other Commercial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Samar K. Guharay
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72119S03- I In-vessel components for future fusion energy systems must withstand high levels of surface heat flux and neutron wall loads. SiC composite materials, especially SiCf/SiCm composites, have the desired characteristics for this application; however, they would be suitable for only a… More

SBIR Phase I: Electron Beam Curing of Polymer Interlayer in Silicon Carbide Joints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lek Len
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project entitled " Electron Beam Curing of Polymer Interlayer in Silicon Carbide Joints" will develop the technology to enable economical commercialization of silicon carbide components. Current joining techniques are too time consuming to be… More

High-Resolution Ion Beam Probe for Biological Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Samar K. Guharay
Award Amount: $825,491.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mapping the distribution of targeted chemical species in tissues is very important in many areas of biology and medicine. A useful methodology for these measurements would be one that is sensitive enough to give an accurate measure of the minute quantities of… More

A 200 MHz High Power RF Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79197S When muon beams are produced for high energy physics research, they initially have transverse and longitudinal emittances that are too large. Low frequency amplifiers (200 MHz is desired) at high power and a power gradient of 5 MW/m are required to ameliorate this problem This program will… More

Breakdown Suppression in Accelerating Structures Using Electron Beam Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vadim J. Jabotinski, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78542S Intense, low emittance beams are required for muon colliders, storage rings, and neutrino factory applications. However, vacuum breakdown and high dark currents, which occur on copper and other electrode materials used in accelerating structures, impose limits on the performance. This… More

A 200 MHz High Power RF Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
When muon beams are produced for high energy physics research, they initially have transverse and longitudinal emittances that are too large. Low frequency amplifiers (200 MHz is desired) at high power (10 to 30 Megawatt), with a power gradient of 5 MW/m, are required to ameliorate this problem … More

Joining and Hermetic Sealing of SiC End Plugs to SiC Triplex Nuclear Fuel Cladding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Silicon carbide triplex nuclear fuel cladding is an excellent ceramic structural material for use in high temperature thermal and fast-spectrum nuclear systems, including both current generation light water reactors and Generation 4 advanced reactors. Good mechanical and corrosion performance has… More

Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High-current pulses of electrons are widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, both for industrial linacs as well as high-energy accelerators for linear colliders. Also, short-duration pulses are used for microwave generation in klystrons and related devices, for injectors to… More

Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick M. Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $674,961.00
Abstract:
The development of high-current, short-duration pulses of electrons has been a challenging problem for many years. High current pulses are widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, both for industrial linacs as well as for high-energy accelerators for linear colliders. Also,… More

Chemical Free Surface Processing for High Gradient Superconducting RF Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The chemical treatment of niobium (Nb) superconducting RF (SRF) cavities, such as those used in nuclear physics research, is an expensive and complex multistep process. Furthermore, after such treatments, the cavity¿s surfaces still have numerous bubbles and pits that result from welding. These… More

Chemical Free Surface Processing for High Gradient Superconducting RF Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,990.00
Abstract:
Chemical treatment such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP) or electropolishing (EP) followed by high pressure rinsing (HPR) of niobium (Nb) superconducting RF (SRF) cavities is expensive and complex multistep process. Furthermore, the cavity RF surfaces after the treatment still have numerous… More

X-Band Bunched Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako, Dr. – 703-818-9400
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The development of high-current, short-duration pulses of electrons has been a challenging problem for many years. High current pulses are widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, both for industrial linacs as well as high-energy accelerators for linear colliders. Short-duration… More

X-Band Bunched Electron Injector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frederick Mako, Dr. – 703-818-9400
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The development of high-current, short-duration pulses of electrons has been a challenging problem for many years. High current pulses are widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, both for industrial linacs as well as high-energy accelerators for linear colliders. Short-duration… More