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Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89759
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fm Technologies, Inc.
4431-H Brookfield Corporate Dr Chantilly, VA 20151-1691
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85036
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 perform research on advanced methods of particle acceleration, and for injectors used as free-electron-laser (FEL) drivers. However, the development of a system that can produce both high-current and short-duration pulses of electrons has been a challenging problem for many years. This project will develop a high current, picosecond S-band injector system, the Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector (MPAI). The heart of the MPAI is a self-bunching electron gun. By adding an external electron amplifier stage and high energy RF post acceleration, an inexpensive, simple, robust electron injector would result. Phase I is aimed at measurements of: electron current gain, charge per bunch, RF power, beam power, and other key parameters. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The micro-pulse electron amplifier injector (MPAI) should provide a high power, low emittance, picosecond-long electron source that is suitable for many applications: high energy picosecond electron injectors for linear colliders, free electron lasers, medical and industrial RF linacs, and a high-harmonic high-frequency driver for RF sources and accelerator test facilities.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick M. Mako
Dr.
7038189400
fmako@erols.com

Business Contact:

Frederick M. Mako
Dr.
7038189400
fmako@erols.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fm Technologies, Inc.
4431-H Brookfield Corporate Drive Chantilly, VA 20151

EIN/Tax ID: 541423431
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No