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High-Gradient Two-Beam Electron Accelerator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99326
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
94696
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
65 a
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Omega-p, Inc.
291 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511-3765
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High-Gradient Two-Beam Electron Accelerator
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85801
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In a two-beam accelerator, a high current drive beam imparts energy to a low current test beam by generating microwave power that flows from one beam to the other. The largest project of this sort is CLIC, located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, that is being designed for operation at an electron-positron center-of-mass energy as high as 3 TeV. Technical complexity and low efficiency characterize plans for this project, are create technical hurdles that present serious challenges for its designers. This project proposes a new approach to two-beam acceleration by employing detuned cavities in its accelerator structure. In this way, it is possible for both the drive and test beams to traverse the same cavity. This could allow operation at higher acceleration gradients than CLIC because of the possibility of exciting the cavities in more than one mode simultaneously, and could allow a higher efficiency for power transfer between one beam and the other. Commercial applications and other benefits: For construction of a future multi-TeV electron-positron collider, costs will scale down as the working acceleration gradient rises and as the complexity of the device falls. Thus one benefit from use of the proposed cavity structure could be a drop in the cost for the machine. This could

Principal Investigator:

Jay Hirshfield
Dr.
2037891164
jay@omega-p.com

Business Contact:

George Trahan
Dr.
2037891165
enid@omega-p.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Omega-p, Inc.
258 Bradley St., 2nd fl. New Haven, CT 06510

EIN/Tax ID: 562040484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No