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PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
15366
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15366
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $268,381.00
 

Abstract:

FUTURE SYSTEMS EMPLOYING PULSED POWER TECHNOLOGY WILL REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART OF PULSED POWER DEVICES. IN PARTICULAR, HIGH VOLTAGE REPETITIVE SWITCHES ARE NEEDED WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY GO BEYOND THE PRESENT CAPABILITIES OF KNOWN SWITCHES. FUTURE SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO HANDLE VOLTAGES RANGING FROM HUNDREDS OF KILOVOLTS TO MEGAVOLTS, HUNDREDS OF KILOAMPERES TO MEGAAMPERES, AND REPETITION RATES UP TO 100 KILOHERTZ. THE SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE MUST SATISY THESE CONDITIONS AS WELL AS HAVE LOW TIMING JITTER, LOW SWITCHING DELAYS, HAVE LONG LIFETIMES, OPERATE AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES, AND HAVE LOW LOSSES. WE PROPOSE A NEW SWITCH TECHNOLOGY WHICH OFFERS SCALABILITY TO ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS. WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND TEST OUR PROPOSED SWITCH IN THIS PHASE I EFFORT. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT AND PROVIDE A BASIS FOR A PHASE II OPTIMIZATION AND CHARACTERIZATION PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Chris M Young
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetra Corp.
3701 Hawkins Street Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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