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THz and Sub-THz MEMS-Fabricated Klystron Amplifier

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Department of Defense
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2010 / STTR
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2900 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: THz and Sub-THz MEMS-Fabricated Klystron Amplifier
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-10-C-0116
Award Amount: $749,999.00


InnoSys and Purdue University will continue to research and develop robust Phase I approaches for building, implementing and demonstrating a new class of terahertz (THz) vacuum electronic device (VED) power amplifiers and power sources at frequencies in the range of 0.3-3.0 THz (the THz regime) employing advanced micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) and vacuum technology and processes. There is significant interest in exploiting the THz regime, however, to date there is a lack of THz power sources to so with. The design, implementation and demonstration of this new class of microfabricated VEDs is the core of our response to this STTR program. More specifically, electron gun, radio frequency (RF) slow wave structures, collectors, and thermal management of the THz VED will be integrated and microfabricated with a combination of MEMS-fabrication processes, including photolithography, deep reactive ion etching, and wafer bonding with sub-micron alignment tolerances. For this STTR program, InnoSys in cooperation with its research institute partner, Purdue University, will address the lack of powerful, compact and tunable sources of terahertz radiation by combining comprehensive simulations with state-of the art MEMS fabrication and 3-dimensional integration to realize a new class of high power sub-THz and THz VED power amplifiers and sources.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Sadwick
(801) 975-7399

Business Contact:

R. J. Hwu
(801) 975-7399
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2900 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT -

EIN/Tax ID: 87-0657193
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-
Contact: Deborah Horton
Contact Phone: (765) 496-2393