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A COHERENT X-RAY SOURCE USING TRANSITION RADIATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14842
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adelphi Technology, Inc.
2003 East Bayshore Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063-4121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A COHERENT X-RAY SOURCE USING TRANSITION RADIATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,994.00
 

Abstract:

BY DESIGNING TRANSITION RADIATORS SUCH THAT THERE IS UNIFORM FOIL THICKNESS AND SPACING, THE ANGLE OF EMISSION CAN BE REDUCED AND THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE X-RAY SOURCE INCREASED. UNDER THIS CONTRACT WE WILL CALCULATE THE BRIGHTNESS OF THIS SOURCE AND COMPARE IT TO SYNCHROTRON EMITTERS. IN ADDITION WE WILL INVESTIGATE METHODS FOR REDUCING THE ELECTRON BEAM ENERGY REQUIRED FOR THE PROCESS TO OCCUR. METHODS OF NARROWING THE BANDWIDTH OF THE SOURCE WILL BE STUDIED. THESE INCLUDE ANTENNA-ARRAY SYNTHESIS AND PHOTOABSORPTION EDGE TRUNCATION OF THE SPECTRUM. THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF ELECTRON SCATTERING AND HIGHER MODE PROLIFERATION WILL BE ALSO STUDIED. THE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO ESTABLISH THE COMMERCIAL FEASIBILITY OF A COMPACT, QUASIMONOCHROMATIC, COLLIMATED X-RAY SOURCE USING TRANSITION RADIATION AND A MODERATE ENERGY ELECTRON BEAM SOURCE.

Principal Investigator:

Melvin A Piestrup
Principal Investigator
4153287337

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adelphi Technology Inc
285 Hamilton Ave Ste 430 Palo Alto, CA 94301

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