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MINIATURE ELECTRON BEAM ACCELERATOR INCORPORATING ELECTRON SOURCE AND HIGH…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
3640
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3640
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Research Corporation of Virginia
1509 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143 0340
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: MINIATURE ELECTRON BEAM ACCELERATOR INCORPORATING ELECTRON SOURCE AND HIGH GRADIENT ACCELERATION MECHANISM
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,804.00
 

Abstract:

LIGHT WEIGHT, HIGH ENERGY CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM PRODUCTION IS FEASIBILE WHEN THE ACCELERATION POTENTIAL IS GENERATED FROM AN INDUCTIVE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM. AN INTENSIVE, COPIOUS X-RAY RADIATION SOURCE IS THEREFORE OBTAINABLE SIMULTANEOUSLY THROUGH THE HIGH-CURRENT ELECTRON BEAM AND METAL TARGET INTERACTION. USE OF A PLASMA OPENING SWITCH IS PROPOSED FOR OPENING THE INDUCTIVE CIRCUIT BECAUSE IT INCLUDES THE CHARGED PARTICLE SOURCES AUTOMATICALLY IN THE WORKING GAS OR IN THE METAL VAPOR PLASMA ABLATED FROM THE ELECTRODE MATERIAL, THEREBY ELIMINATING THE NEED OF ADDITIONAL ELECTRON OR ION SOURCES. USE OF THE DENSE PLASMA FOCUS (DPF) AS AN OPENING SWITCH CAN INCORPORATE THE STORAGE INDUCTOR AND LOAD GAP, AS WELL AS THE PARTICLE SOURCE AND LOW VOLTAGE CAPACITOR BANK, ALL IN ONE VOLUME-EFFECTIVE UNIT SUITABLE FOR SPACE AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE BEAM PROPAGATION. CASCADE ACCELERATION OF CHARGED PARTICLES IS SUGGESTED FOR ENERGY HIGHER THAN READILY AVAILABLE FROM THE TABLE-TOP DEVICE. THE PROPOSED PROJECT INCLUDES CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CHARGED BEAMS AND X-RAYS, LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION OF THE PROPAGATION THROUGH NATURAL AND DISTURBED ENVIRONMENTS, AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE AVERAGE POWER BY REPETITIVE OPERATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr M G Niimura
7037310655

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Research Corp. Of Va
Po Box 3406 - 642 First St Radford, VA 24143

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