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Fast Ferroelectric L-Band Tuner for ILC Cavities

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Department of Energy
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2006 / SBIR
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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: Fast Ferroelectric L-Band Tuner for ILC Cavities
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84472
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Stamping and photochemical machining have been two of common methods for manufacturing multiple flow channels in hydrogen reformers, heat exchangers, and fuel-cell stacks. These methods are too costly to help meet DoE's targeted untaxed price of $2.00-3.00/gge. This project will develop a multi-nozzle waterjet system for the automated machining of flow channels, on a stack of 30 or more thin shims, in one single run. In Phase I, a single-nozzle abrasive-waterjet system will be used to machine flow channels on a stack of 30 or more sheets of stainless steel shims. A cost reduction of at least 37% will be demonstrated. The ultimate goal will be the achievement of a cost reduction of at least one order of magnitude, along with significant productivity enhancement, using multiple abrasive slurry jets in Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new waterjet systems, operating in the multi-nozzle mode, should allow for the low cost manufacturing of hydrogen production components, thereby contributing to the early adoption of hydrogen as the green fuel of the future.

Principal Investigator:

Jay L. Hirshfield

Business Contact:

George P. Trahan
Small Business Information at Submission:

Omega-p, Inc.
199 Whitney Avenue Suite 200 New Haven, CT 06511

EIN/Tax ID: 562040484
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No