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High-current Field Emitter Arrays for Directed Energy Weapons

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78124
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-018-0279
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
2766 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-current Field Emitter Arrays for Directed Energy Weapons
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0107
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

Field emission electron emitting arrays hold promise for use in high current density electron beam devices and can replace power consuming thermionic emitters. While single emitters can emit currents up to milliamps, large field emitter arrays are limited in total current due to non-uniformity and resulting instability problems. Solutions to these problems have been attempted using current limiting devices, including a field effect transistor (FET) for each emitter. This is a promising approach but so far has only been used for small total currents. Based on previous work ISSI in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) proposes to further develop both experimentally and by modeling whole arrays existing concepts and devices to meet the required total current. The work will be based on the successful demonstration of the fabrication of field effect transistor arrays combined with carbon nanotube array field emitters by USC.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Bletzinger
Senior Engineer
9372552706
peter.bletzinger@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Larry P. Goss
President
9374294980
gosslp@innssi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
2766 Indian Ripple Rd Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311437643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Department of Elect. Eng.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Andras Kuthi
Contact Phone: (213) 740-7627
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university