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High Intensity Proton Accelerator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84183
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82464
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Intensity Proton Accelerator
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84862
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Conventional designs for the proton accelerator imply a several-hundred meter long superconducting linear accelerator for this purpose. This project will design, and demonstrate, using a small electron counterpart, a much shorter, room temperature, cyclotron accelerator to generate the proton beam. The Phase I project designed an eight-cavity version for acceleration of protons to 1 GeV. The Phase II project will build and test a small four-cavity electron counterpart accelerator to prove the underlying principle of operation and to demonstrate that effects of high space charge can be controlled. The electron counterpart cavity cyclotron experiment will be built and carried out, to assess performance and compare with predictions, especially regarding maximizing acceleration gradient and minimizing emittance growth. Analysis of proton dynamics in the accelerator and in a beam transport line will continue. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-intensity GeV proton beams are required for neutron production, nuclear waste transmutation, energy production in sub-critical nuclear reactors, medical proton therapy, and radioisotope production.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

George P. Trahan
Dr
2037891165
trahan@omega-p.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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