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Micro Vacuum Backward Wave Oscillator Terahertz Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81225
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0045
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Stellar Micro Devices
2020 Centimeter Circle Austin, TX 78758-4956
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Micro Vacuum Backward Wave Oscillator Terahertz Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0116
Award Amount: $98,996.00
 

Abstract:

A micro-scale backward wave oscillator uses demonstrated high current density edge emitter cold cathodes to produce a sheet beam over a micromachined slow wave structure. Continuous tuning or locking are accomplished by controlling the beam voltage. A beam energy homogenizing structure increases efficiency compared with thermionic BWOs and reduces the need for magnetic confinement of the beam. This and the elimination of heaters reduce the size of the source to well under 1/10 that of conventional BWOs. Several sources can be combined to cover the entire 0.1 - 1.0 THz range.

Principal Investigator:

Leonid Karpov
Chief Scientist
5129977782
karpov@stellar-micro.com

Business Contact:

Mark Eaton
President & CEO
5129977781
eaton@stellar-micro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STELLAR MICRO DEVICES
2020 Centimeter Circle Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 742843930
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No