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Photon Initiated-Marxed Modulators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61905
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72761S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCI-ENG SOLUTIONS, LLC
3304 Lake Town Dr. Columbia, MO 65203
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Photon Initiated-Marxed Modulators
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83507
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

72761S03-I New modulator designs are required to satisfy the demanding klystron driver requirements for the Next Generation Linear Collider at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The modulators must be compact, robust, and efficient; generate reproducible pulses with precise specifications; be economical to build; and have low operational, maintenance, and repair life cycle costs. This project will develop compact, robust, and efficient Photon Initiated (light-activated) - Marxed (Line-Type) Modulators (PIMMs) that are designed to directly drive klystrons, thereby eliminating the need for large, expensive transformers. The PIMMs topology should provide the most compact and cost effective modulator design possible, while exhibiting superb versatility and reliability. Phase I will develop a requirements analysis, followed by a conceptual design for the PIMMs. Circuit models will be generated, component specifications established, suppliers identified, and costs projected. Prototype photon initiated switch assemblies and Pulse Forming Network (PFN) stages will be built and tested, and efficiencies will be determined. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The PIMMs should benefit nearly all existing and future linear accelerators, such as the Neutron Spallation Source. Moreover, PIMM modulators potentially could be used to achieve a quantum leap in directed energy, high power microwaves; and they also could be employed to generate X-Rays for anti-terrorism diagnostic equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth F. McDonald
5734473595
mcdonaldkf@mchsi.com

Business Contact:

Eleanor C. McDonald
5734473595
eleanormcd@mchsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sci-eng Solutions
3304 Laketown Drive Columbia, MO 65203

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