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High-Power Terahertz Cerenkov Traveling-Wave Amplifier

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78543
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D08-4074
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Omega-P, Inc.
291 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511-3765
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Power Terahertz Cerenkov Traveling-Wave Amplifier
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-06-C-6023
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Analysis and computations will be carried out to refine the design for a THz Cerenkov traveling-wave amplifier, in which a rectangular dielectric-lined waveguide comprises the slow-wave structure. Preliminary calculations for a 0.5 THz point design indicate that high gain and high bandwidth can be achieved, with an average power output of 10's of watts, and an efficiency of a few percent. This device has a major advantage over existing gyrotron 10's of watts THz sources in that no superconducting magnet is needed; and that weight, size, and cost are smaller than alternative laser-based technologies by considerable factors. The rectangular dielectric circuit design allows for straightforward realization of precision micron-scale tolerences, for effective suppression of undesired modes, and for good access for input and output couplers. The Phase I design is to form the basis for engineering development and construction of one or more proof-of-principle prototypes in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Jay L. Hirshfield
President
2037891164
jay@omega-p.com

Business Contact:

George P. Trahan
Vice President
2037879180
enid@omega-p.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OMEGA-P, INC.
Suite 200, 199 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511

EIN/Tax ID: 061040576
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No