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Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavities for Electron Linacs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89824
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street Lansing, MI 48906-5061
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavities for Electron Linacs
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85172
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Future nuclear physics facilities will require high energy, high intensity superconducting radio frequency (SRF) electron linacs for projects such as an electron cooler, an electron-ion collider, and a photofission source. This project will develop multi-spoke structures for electron linacs and compare their performance to standard elliptical accelerating structures. The multi-spoke cavity offers several potential advantages over elliptical cavities: smaller cross section; stronger cell-to-cell coupling; the presence of fundamental and higher-order mode (HOM) couplers, as well as the tuner, in the active cavity region; and more mechanical stability. Phase I would develop the accelerating structure and cryomodule design, based on systems efficiency, beam dynamics simulations, and HOM analysis. Phase II would finalize the cryomodule design and critical aspects of the system, such as the SRF spoke cavities, power coupler, HOM spectrum, and frequency tuners. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Future nuclear physics facilities will require high-current electron linear accelerators. The superconducting multi-spoke cavities should serve to accelerate electrons near the speed of light.

Principal Investigator:

Terry Grimm
Dr.
5177754436
grimm@niowaveinc.com

Business Contact:

Chandra Romel
Dr.
5179993475
romel@niowaveinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street Lansing, MI 48906

EIN/Tax ID: 030579926
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No