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Thin High Z Converter Foils

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52220
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001XP2963
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KTECH CORP.
1300 Eubank Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Thin High Z Converter Foils
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F40600-00-C-0005
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

Present reflex triode design is limited by the dynamic response of the debris shield. Debris shield deformation defines the closest permissible location of the test object and therefore determines the maximum achievable dose. The deformation of the debrisshield can be reduced without sacrificing transmitted fluence by minimizing the stimulus that drives the debris shield. Ktech proposes to reduce the impulse generated by the explosive vaporization of the converter and cathode foils by optimizing thematerial selection, configuration and thickness of each of these foils. Ktech has pioneered the development of thin, large area, high Z foils so that consideration of very thin converter foils in the optimization process as a practical alternative. Thisprogram will develop silicon wafer substrate deposition processes specifically for the production of thin, large diameter converter foils. PUFF-TFT hydrocode analyses will be used to model converter and cathode coil blow off and define the dynamic loads onthe debris shields. The ITS Monte Carlo radiation transport code will be used to model Bremsstrahlung production and debris shield transmission. Hardware will be designed to allow the thin converter foils to be mounted in the DECADE reflex triode.Prototype thin high Z converter foils will be manufactured and tested on DECADE QUAD.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Davies
Applied Physics/Test. Mgr
5059985830
fwdavie@ktech.com

Business Contact:

Walter Keller
Contracts Manager
5059985830
walt@ktech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KTECH CORP.
2201 Buena Vista SE Suite 400 Albuquerque, NM 87106

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