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Company Information:

Company Name: Radiabeam Technologies, Llc.
City: Santa Monica
State: CA
Zip+4: 90404-4021
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 822-5845

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,797,628.41 49
SBIR Phase II $20,495,819.02 24
STTR Phase I $598,624.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,998,935.16 2

Award List:

An Inexpensive High-Current Betatron Using Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient Focusing and New Low-Loss Magnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime Max Boucher, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,892.00
Abstract:
75621-Electron sources in the commercially important 5 to 20 MeV energy range are limited. These sources are used not only for the testing of advanced accelerator components but also for cancer treatment, medical device and mail sterilization, food irradiation, and plastics processing. … More

An X-band, Traveling Wave, Deflection Mode Cavity for Ultra-Fast Beam Manipulation and Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime M. Boucher, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79629B Cutting-edge applications in high energy electron beam-based physics, such as linear colliders, x-ray free-electron lasers, inverse compton scattering sources, and plasma wakefield accelerators, require beams with sub-picosecond pulses. These beams must be precisely diagnosed to be used for… More

An Inexpensive High-Current Betatron Using Fixed-Field Alternating Focusing and New Low-Loss Magnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime M. Boucher, Mr.
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
75621S Electron sources in the commercially important 5 to 20 MeV energy range are limited. These sources are used not only for the testing of advanced accelerator components but also for cancer treatment, medical device and mail sterilization, food irradiation, and plastics processing. … More

An X-band, Traveling Wave, Deflection Mode Cavity for Ultra-Fast Beam Manipulation and Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr.
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
Cutting-edge applications in high energy electron-beam-based physics, such as linear colliders, x-ray free-electron lasers, inverse compton scattering sources, and plasma wakefield accelerators, require beams with sub-picosecond pulses. These beams must be precisely diagnosed to be used for such… More

Electron Model Non-Scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime M. Boucher, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The market for high-average-power proton accelerators is growing rapidly, triggered by approaching commercial applications and proposed new experiments at research facilities. Yet, progress is often limited by budgetary constraints, as it is expensive to extend state-of-the-art proton accelerators… More

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Imaging Device for Infrared and Terahertz Radiation Beams Utilizing Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alex Y. Murokh, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an imaging detector based on thermochromic liquid crystals. The principle of operation is to use the heat deposited by electromagnetic radiation on a thin sheet of thermochromic liquid crystal material, which reacts to temperature… More

Single Shot Bunch Length Monitoring, Based on Interferometer and Novel THz Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the recent development of advanced photoinjector accelerators and next generation light sources, the progression towards high-current ultra-short beams is very important. Because the measurement of these short pulses with sub-ps time resolution is essential for successful beam operation,… More

Novel Fabrication Techniques for the Production of RF Photoinjectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pedro E. Frigola, Dr
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
High duty factor, high gradient photoinjectors are a critical component of the next generation of applications in high energy electron beam-based physics. The key technical problem for high average power, normal conducting photoinjectors is effective structure cooling. Currently, the fabrication… More

SBIR Phase II: A Novel Imaging Device for Infrared and Terahertz Radiation Beams Utilizing Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alex Y. Murokh, DPhil
Award Amount: $499,170.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will construct a detector with the capabilities of broadband imaging in the far infrared to terahertz band. The far infrared (FIR) to terahertz (THz) band of the electromagnetic spectrum has recently opened up with the… More

An ultra-low cost miniature X-band linac to replace radionuclide gamma sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
One of the objectives of the DNDO is to dramatically reduce the amount of radioactive material in use in order to improve public security and prevent the diversion of radioactive material for Radiation Dispersion Devices (so-called "dirty bombs"). RadiaBeam Technologies proposes the development of… More

Directed Mono-Energetic Gamma Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Salime Boucher, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
For long-range detection of Special Nuclear Materials, an intense beam of mono-energetic directed gamma rays is required. In this proposal, a novel, high-energy, high peak- and average-brightness gamma-ray source based on Inverse Compton Scattering is described. Novel techniques are introduced to… More

A User-Friendly, Modular Simulation Code for Emission Processes From High-Brightness Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,024.00
Abstract:
As particle accelerators push to produce higher brightness beams and shorter wavelength radiation, the computational modeling of these beams becomes more challenging. In particular, the modeling of real diagnostics/detectors is inadequate and necessitates further computational efforts. This project… More

Single Shot Bunch Length Monitoring, Based on Interferometer and Novel THz Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr
Award Amount: $749,571.00
Abstract:
With the recent development of advanced photoinjector accelerators and next generation light sources, the progression towards high-current, ultra-short beams is very important. The knowledge of the longitudinal profile and bunch length of the short pulses is necessary for performance optimization… More

The Micro Accelerator Platform: A New Particle Source for Industrial, Medical, and Research Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime Boucher, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sources of relativistic electrons for use in generating x-rays for high energy physics research are presently large and very expensive to produce. This project will develop a new kind of particle source, the Micro Accelerator Platform (MAP), based on a microstructure fabricated from dielectric… More

A Novel Short-Period High-Field HTS Undulator Based on (0001)<11-20> Textured Dysprosium Poles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Synchrotron radiation facilities provide critical capabilities to thousands of users. The growing demand for higher-brilliance hard X-ray sources pushes the performance envelope of standard in-vacuum insertion devices to the fundamental limit of the technology. Shorter period, higher field… More

A High Repetition Rate Dual-Energy LINAC for Non Intrusive Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Pedro E. Frigola
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Multi-energy radiography is a promising Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technique for detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM).  RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to develop an ultra-high repetition rate commercial linac system capable of pushing the multipleenergy pulse repetition rate above… More

Directed Mono-Energetic Gamma Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Salime Max Boucher, President
Award Amount: $749,942.00
Abstract:
Demonstrate capability to produce mono-energetic gamma rays for long-range detection of radiological/nuclear materials. DESCRIPTION: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) seeks research proposals for investigation of mono-energetic, directed pulsed gamma ray sources which may be used for… More

Femtosecond UV Laser Pulse Expander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $82,093.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a highly flexible, robust, fieldable UV pulse stretcher: the Digital UltraViolet Stretcher (DUVS). The proposed device will accept laser pulses such as those generated from a frequency doubled or tripled Ti:S laser, and produce user-selectable pulse lengths and profiles. … More

The Micro Accelerator Platform: A New Particle Source for Industrial, Medical, and Research Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Salime Boucher, Dr.
Award Amount: $699,764.00
Abstract:
Sources of relativistic electrons are utilized in applications ranging from cancer therapy to industrial inspection, but such devices are presently large and very expensive. New applications in high-energy physics demand smaller radiation and charged particle sources. This project will develop a… More

Compact, Electronic Blood Irradiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Blood irradiators are commonly used around the world to treat blood to prevent transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, a possible side effect to transfusions. Most blood irradiators currently use Cs-137, which is a highly dangerous radioactive substance. The National Research Council has… More

Ultra-High Gradient, Compact S-Band Accelerating Structure for Laboratory and Industrial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is a growing demand from the industrial and research communities for high gradient, compact RF accelerating structures. State-of-the-art, 3-m long, S-band SLAC-type structures have an operating gradient of about 20 MV/m. Although much higher operating gradients (up to 70 MV/m) have been… More

A High-Resolution Transverse Diagnostic Based on Fiber Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ronald Agustsson, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As electron beam generation and transport technologies progress, producing higher brightness beams, more advanced methods to validate beam properties are required. This challenge is compounded for test systems that have low beam energies, complex beam profiles and, often, the need to insert… More

A 10 MHz Pulsed Laser Wire Scanner for Longitudinal and Transverse Measurements of 100-mA Class Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
For the increasing number of high-average-current electron accelerators, such as the Energy Recovery Linac (ERL), the characterization of basic electron beam properties ¿ including transverse profile, emittance, and bunch length ¿ is critical. However, standard interceptive diagnostics are… More

Development of a CW NCRF Photoinjector Using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of very-high-duty-cycle, high-gradient photoinjectors is critical for the next generation of accelerator systems used in DOE user facilities. These systems include X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs), inverse Compton scattering (ICS) sources, energy recovery linear accelerators… More

An Inexpensive High Brightness Photoinjector using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Inexpensive, high duty cycle, high gradient photoinjectors are critical for the next generation of accelerator systems, such as linear colliders (ILC), X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs), and inverse Compton scattering (ICS) sources. A key issue for high average power, normal conducting,… More

An ultra-low cost miniature X-band linac to replace radionuclide gamma sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $999,044.00
Abstract:
One of the objectives of the DNDO is to dramatically reduce the amount of radioactive material in use in order to improve public security and prevent the diversion of radioactive material for Radiation Dispersion Devices (so-called "dirty bombs"). RadiaBeam Technologies proposes the… More

High-gradient transportable laser accelerator for high duty cycle applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, VP of Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: High-gradient accelerator technology is sought for development of transportable accelerators capable of accelerating protons, electrons or muons. Portable-accelerator applications of interest to DTRA require protons with energy in the tens of MeV range and in the few GeV range; electrons… More

Periodic Structures for High Gradient Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current researches in dielectric Wakefield accelerating structures have demonstrated accelerating fields of 5GV/m. The design of these structures requires enhancement to press further. In addition, fabrication methods may be improved to enhance the structure

Novel RING Resonator for Laser Ion Stripping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Charge stripping of hydrogen ions is the first stage of any high intensity proton accelerator. Typically, carbon foils are used as strippers; however, the stripping foils introduce uncontrolled beam loss, which is one of the main factors limiting beam power in high intensity proton rings, and have a… More

A High-Resolution Transverse Diagnostic Based on Fiber Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ronald Agustsson, Dr.
Award Amount: $896,618.00
Abstract:
Next generation light sources and advanced accelerator facilities create ultrashort electron bunches with complex transverse distributions. They demand high-resolution beam profile information that is currently limited to approximately 50microns. Structures on the microscale are not resolvable,… More

An Inexpensive High Brightness Photoinjector using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,885.00
Abstract:
Development of very high duty cycle, high gradient photoinjectors is critical for the next generation of accelerator systems, such as X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs), inverse Compton scattering (ICS) sources, energy recovery linear accelerators (ERLs), injectors for linear colliders, as well as… More

Ultrashort, high-brightness bunch length diagnostic with sub-femtosecond resolution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The determination of the longitudinal bunch parameter of light sources requires ever-increasing precision. As novel schemes to create bunches at the level of tens of femtoseconds become more widespread, the diagnosis of these bunches with increased resolution is necessary. Currently available… More

SBIR Phase I: Online, Virtual Classroom Environment for Science Education

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Ding, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project proposes the development of a novel interactive educational platform, which draws on the popular formats of online gaming and social networking to teach science to middle-school and high-school students. This platform, termed… More

Gated Field Emission Cathode RF Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High-brightness electron beams are required for a number of applications, from advanced accelerators to 4thgeneration light sources. However, the current technology for producing such beams requires an expensive, complicated laser system to drive a photocathode in an RF gun. This technology is… More

Ultrafast Mid-IR Laser System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Of particular interest to X-ray FEL light source facilities is Enhanced Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ESASE) technique. Such a technique requires an ultrafast (20-50 fs) high peak power, high repetition rate reliable laser systems working in the mid-IR range of spectrum (2

Compact, Electronic Blood Irradiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $996,877.00
Abstract:
Blood irradiators are commonly used around the world to treat blood to prevent Transfusion-associated Graft-Versus-Host-Disease, a possible side effect to transfusions. Most blood irradiators currently use Cs-137, which is a highly dangerous radioactive substance. The National Research Council has… More

2??m-5??m Mid-IR Laser System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
In the last decades, there has been a concerted effort to find alternate acceleration mechanisms that can provide very high gradients. Such mechanisms could also be employed to build compact, inexpensive, and powerful accelerators; which could be used in a verity of fields from university research… More

Praseodymium Iron-Boron Undulator with Textured Dysprosium Poles for Compact X-ray FEL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ron Agustsson, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,860.00
Abstract:
There is a continuous interest in the synchrotron radiation community towards developing insertion devices with shorter periods and higher fields. Historically, this has been driven by the synchrotron radiation users demand for higher-brightness hard X-ray fluxes from 3rd Generation Light Sources.… More

A User-Friendly, Modular Simulation Tool for Laser-Electron Beam Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
Laser-electron beam interactions have numerous applications in light sources and advanced accelerator facilities yet the tools to model such interactions are decoupled requiring stringing the input/output of many codes to retrieve significant results. In addition, these codes are very specialized… More

A Novel Fabrication Technique for SRF Fundamental Power Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,612.00
Abstract:
Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) accelerators are now considered the device of choice for many of todays leading applications in high energy physics. High beam power accelerators currently operating (SNS), and under development (RHIC ERL and Cornell ERL), require ancillary components, such as… More

Novel Ultrafast Electron Diffraction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
Ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) has become an attractive technique to study the structural dynamics of materials on the sub-picosecond timescale, such as solid-liquid transitions. Researchers are demanding ever-shorter electron bunches in order to improve the resolution of their UED… More

Multiphoton Emission Enhancements for High Repetition Rate Photoinjectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,929.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The development of high quality, high power electron beam photoinjectors is of great interest to free electron lasers and energy recovery linac facilities. One major hurdle is the achievement of high quantum efficiency (QE) from photoinjector cathodes. Semiconductor cathodes offer high efficiency,… More

Gated Field Emission Cathode RF Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, Dr.
Award Amount: $998,456.00
Abstract:
High-brightness electron beams are required for a number of applications, from advanced accelerators to 4th generation light sources. However, the current technology for producing such beams requires an expensive, complicated laser system to drive a photocathode in a radio frequency gun. This… More

E-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifer with Carbon Nanotube Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, RF Engineer – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC proposes to develop a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) cathode Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA). The frequency range of operation is in the E-band (71-76 GHz). The TWTA will be suitable for use in satellite communications. The utilization of innovative CNT cathodes… More

Active Mitigation of Multipaction Discharge Using Magnetic Isolation Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Vice President and CTO – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Multipaction is one of the most significant limiting factors to the dynamic range and utility of the vacuum-based radio frequency (RF) devices. If not mitigated, multipaction leads to operational impairments or even permanent damage to the exposed components. RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to… More

Femtosecond UV Laser Pulse Expander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $749,312.00
Abstract:
In many applications, such as the remote identification of explosives and other hazardous compounds, UV pulses of variable length are required. Many of the chemical processes of interest to the defense sector occur on ~100s of ps timescales and demand a high degree of control over the peak laser… More

Tunable High Quality Factor Radio Frequency Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $99,937.00
RI Contact: Xiaoguang Liu
Abstract:
In this STTR project, RadiaBeam Technologies and UC Davis will develop an innovative, compact, durable, high unloaded Q (>1000), microwave filter. The filter will be tunable over a wide band (>2 octaves), and can be configured in a bank of filters to cover the range of 20 MHz to 30 GHz. The… More

Innovative Electric Propulsion Technology for Responsive Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $99,364.00
RI Contact: Terry Kammash
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A Multi-Newton plasma thruster accelerating its propellant without the endurance limitations imposed by electrodes is proposed. The core mechanism combines electron-cyclotron resonant ionization in a microwave cavity with combinational coupling, magnetic confinement, magnetic mirrors, and… More

Praseodymium Undulator with Textured Dysprosium Poles for Compact X-ray FEL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ron Agustsson, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $999,301.00
Abstract:
There is a strong interest in the synchrotron radiation community in developing insertion devices with shorter periods and higher fields. Historically, this has been driven by the synchrotron radiation users demand for higher-brightness hard X-ray fluxes from 3rd … More

A User-Friendly, Modular Simulation Tool for Laser-Electron Beam Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $999,630.00
Abstract:
Present day simulation tools for the accelerator community have a narrow focus on specific problems and have unwieldy command-line driven inputs. In addition, to produce relevant results, the results of one program have to be fed into another, increasing the possibility of errors in the translation… More

Novel Ultrafast Electron Diffraction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $999,553.00
Abstract:
Time resolved measurement of atomic motion is one of the frontiers of modern science, and advancements in this area will greatly improve our understanding of the basic processes in materials science, chemistry and biology. One technique under active development in this area is ultrafast electron… More

Sub-Femtosecond Bunch Length Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,863.00
Abstract:
The determination of the longitudinal bunch profile of light sources requires ever- increasing precision. As novel schemes to create bunches at the level of tens of femtoseconds become more widespread, the diagnosis of these bunches with increased resolution is necessary.… More

Inverse Compton Source for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,904.00
Abstract:
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) is a critical emerging technology to enable fabrication of integrated circuit with sub-20 nm features. However the implementation and wider adoption of EUVL is limited by the lack of compact, tunable, narrow-band, directional high power sources in the EUV… More

Laser-Free RF-Gun as a Powerful THz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Dr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,874.00
Abstract:
Existing pulsed terahertz sources are rather expensive, bulky and frail for commercialization. Powerful THz radiation sources typically use 10 MeV or higher energy accelerators. Undulator- based Free Electron Lasers require significant real estate and are complex to operate. The lack of availability… More

The Next Generation Photoinjector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hristo Badakov, Mr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,726.00
Abstract:
After two decades of development, photoinjector technology has achieved significant success in providing ultra-high quality electron beams to advanced accelerator facilities and light sources. However, obtaining a state of the art performance from the photoinjector, is still more of an art than… More

Advance Additive Manufacturing Method for SRF Cavities of Various Geometries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Texas, El Paso
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Mr. – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $149,619.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) accelerating structures are now considered the device of choice for many of todays leading applications in high energy and nuclear physics, which include: energy recovery linacs (ERLs), linear colliders (ILC), neutrino factories, spallation neutron sources, and… More

Long Range Laser Induced Plasma

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rodion Tikhoplav, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $79,876.00
Abstract:
RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to develop a non-lethal, long-range laser induced plasma system capable of producing outputs comparable to existing flashbang systems. The proposed Mid-Infrared Laser Induced Flashbang system (MILI-Flash) is based on a novel double-pulse scheme, where an ultra-short… More

E-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifer with Carbon Nanotube Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Luigi Faillace, RF Engineer – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $749,838.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC is developing a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) cathode Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA). The frequency range of operation is in the E-band (71-76 GHz). The TWTA will be suitable for use in satellite communications. The utilization of innovative CNT cathodes will… More

C-band Solid State Streamed Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
A C-band, 600 W, tube-free power source based on advanced combining of a streamed array of GaN amplifiers is proposed. The distinguishing features of the design are broad bandwidth, compactness, robustness, and efficiency that may exceed vacuum tubes operating in this band and the most powerful… More

(33a)Development of Non-Linear Inserts for IOTA Ring at Fermilab

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ronald Agustsson, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,906.00
Abstract:
Current accelerator technology has reached the limit in the intensity that can be produced, mostly due to the constrained beam dynamics of the conventional linear lattice. However, a novel concept has recently been developed that promises to significantly increase the practical limits on intensity:… More

Fast-Track : Laser Wire Scanner for Energy Recover Linacs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bryce Jacobson, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,999.00
Abstract:
For high average current electron accelerators, such as Energy Recovery Linacs (ERL), monitoring of the basic electron beam properties, such as transverse envelope evolution, emittance, and bunch length, is a critical operational need. Yet, most of the conventional diagnostics to make such… More

Plasma Photocathode Beam Brightness Transformer for Laser-Plasma Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,823.00
Abstract:
Laser-Plasma accelerator schemes have made many technological advances in recent years. Such schemes are attractive as next generation accelerators for future, compact light source applications. Realization of this technique still requires substantial improvement in electron beam quality… More

Inductively Coupled Pulsed Energy Extraction System for 2G Wire-based Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ron Agustsson, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,642.00
Abstract:
Experimental measurement of Normal Zone Propagation (NZP) velocity in HTS 2G wires yields values below 1 mm/s. Such low propagation velocity results in concentrated energy dissipation and irreversible damage of the magnet during an unprotected quench. This project seeks to develop a novel method… More

Nano-Patterned Cathode Surfaces for High Efficiency Photoinjectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,775.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Present day photoinjector cathodes have a poor lifetime or inadequate quantum efficiency for advanced applications. In addition, the efficiency is constrained by the frequency up- conversion in the drive laser from infrared to ultraviolet photons. Novel nanofabrication techniques allow for the… More

Advance Additive Manufacturing Method for SRF Cavities of Various Geometries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Principal Investigator: Pedro Frigola, Mr.
Award Amount: $999,204.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Current state-of-the-art SRF accelerating cavities require the use of many complex and expensive techniques throughout their fabrication/performance cycle. This project will utilize a novel Additive Manufacturing (AM) process to produce nearly monolithic SRF niobium cavities of arbitrary shape with… More

Sub-femtosecond Bunch Length Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,536.00
Abstract:
The determination of the longitudinal profile of light sources requires ever-increasing precision. As novel schemes to create bunches at the level of tens of femtoseconds become more widespread, the diagnosis of these bunches with increased resolution is necessary. Currently available techniques… More

Inverse Compton Source for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Murokh, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,930.00
Abstract:
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) is a critical emerging technology to enable fabrication of integrated circuit with sub-20 nm features. However, the implementation and wider adoption of EUVL is limited by the lack of compact, tunable, narrow-band, directional high power sources in the EUVL… More

Laser-Free RF-Gun as a Powerful THz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,848.00
Abstract:
THz technology has a rapidly growing number of potential applications in solid-state, nuclear physics, medicine, biology, remote sensing, imaging, industry and communications. However, THz radiation facilities based on FELs, electron storage rings, and/or energy recovery linacs are too large, too… More

Digital Micromirror Device Detection Scheme for Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Bryce Jacobson – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $89,642.30
Abstract:
Accurate quantitative characterization of materials is crucial for a wide range of industrial and research applications. New transmission scanning electron microscopy (t-SEM) methods have the potential for high-resolution imaging similar to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with a less… More

IGF::OT::IGF Laser-driven Proton and Carbon Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Finn O'shea – 310-822-5845
Award Amount: $299,896.00
Abstract:
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Compact Radar Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexei Smirnov, Research Scientist – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $79,721.00
Abstract:
A rugged design of high power, high gain, low-loss transmitter with low profile is proposed to develop and test in Phase I. The design is based on self-focusing effect of surface waves leaking from a tapered, multi-wavelength-long, slow-wave structure. High directivity of the antenna is provided by… More

Miniaturized High Energy X-ray Source for Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Salime M. Boucher, POC – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $149,848.19
Abstract:
Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) systems are advantageous as they can be deployed to where the greatest need exists, and they generally have small footprints, which is necessary in many locations. However the currently deployed mobile NII systems do not offer effective… More

Digital Micromirror Device Detection Scheme for Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Bryce Jacobson – (310) 822-5845
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate quantitative characterization of materials is crucial for a wide range of industrial and research applications. New transmission scanning electron microscopy (t-SEM) methods have the potential for high-resolution imaging similar to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with a less… More

Ramped bunch profile shaping using beam self-wakefields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,800.66
Abstract:
Collinear wakefield accelerator approaches are limited to transformer ratios of less than two for symmetric drive bunch profiles. Exceeding this limitation is necessary to establish dielectric or plasma wakefield accelerator research as a viable technology for future, compact, high-gradient… More

Novel source for nuclear resonance fluorescence NDT of nuclear materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Finn O&amp;apos;Shea, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,861.26
Abstract:
Nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) is a promising active interrogation technique for nuclear plants, processing facilities, and spent nuclear fuel storage facilities that can provide detailed information about the nuclear structure of interrogated materials. The samples are exposed to gamma rays… More

Development of Non-Linear Inserts for IOTA Ring at Fermilab

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ron Agustsson, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,972.89
Abstract:
Conventional linear lattice accelerator designs limit the available dynamic aperture because they are unstable to chromatic effects and subject to resonances. By designing a lattice that is non- linear from the initial design, so-called integrable optics, the dynamic aperture can be increased as… More

A User-Friendly, Modular Simulation Tool for Laser-Electron Beam Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,952.05
Abstract:
Present day simulation tools for the accelerator community have a narrow focus on specific problems and have unwieldy command-line driven inputs. In addition, to produce relevant results, the output from one program has to be fed into another, increasing the possibility of errors in translation… More

Plasma Photocathode Beam Brightness Transformer for Laser-Plasma Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,959.00
Abstract:
Hybrid laser-plasma accelerator schemes are emerging as tools capable of producing high-energy electron beams as drivers for advanced light sources. However, drastic improvements in beam quality and shot-to-shot stability are needed to establish these schemes for widespread use. RadiaBeam… More

Inductively Coupled Pulsed Energy Extraction System for 2G Wire-Based Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ron Agustsson, Mr.
Award Amount: $759,660.08
Abstract:
Experimental measurement of Normal Zone Propagation (NZP) velocity in HTS 2G wires yields values below 1 mm/s. Such low propagation velocity results in concentrated energy dissipation and irreversible damage of the magnet during an unprotected quench. This project is developing a novel method for… More

Nano-Patterned Cathode Surfaces for High Efficiency Photoinjectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Gerard Andonian, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,731.16
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Present day photoinjector cathodes have poor lifetime or inadequate quantum efficiency for advanced applications. In addition, the efficiency is constrained by the frequency up-conversion in the drive laser from infrared to ultraviolet photons. Novel nanofabrication techniques allow for the… More