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Novel Terahertz Sources for Advanced Terahertz Power: Nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73399
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-020-0128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InnoSys
2900 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Novel Terahertz Sources for Advanced Terahertz Power: Nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0134
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The region of the millimeter and submillimeter-wave frequency bands, from 100 GHz to 3 THz, often referred to as the terahertz region, are some of the least explored and yet information rich regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and are ripe for development. Compact, efficient, and potentially portable terahertz and millimeter wave devices and systems will be needed for a wide variety of DoD and commercial requirements and applications. A promising and tantalizing approach proposed here for achieving relatively high output power, small size and low prime power portable terahertz sources is to apply microfabrication, micromachining and MEMS technology and techniques to the fabrication of vacuum electronic terahertz sources such as highly novel and promising nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs. This will be the primary focus of the proposed STTR effort on novel terahertz sources for advanced terahertz power. A highly experienced submillimeter and terahertz frequency region has been assembled for this terahertz sources STTR effort. High density carbon nanotube arrays will be used as the electron emitter for the nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Sadwick
CTO/Vice President
8019757399
sadwick@innosystech.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer Hwu
CEO/President
8019757399
hwu@innosystech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innosys
3622 West 1820 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

EIN/Tax ID: 870657193
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
NASA-JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
4800 Oak Grove Drive, Mail Stop 180-802
Pasadena, CA 91109
Contact: Theresa Moulse
Contact Phone: (818) 354-4529
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)