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RYDBERG STATE ENHANCEMENT OF THERMIONIC EMISSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15611
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15611
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: RYDBERG STATE ENHANCEMENT OF THERMIONIC EMISSION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $88,916.00
 

Abstract:

HIGH CURRENT AND EFFICIENCY RESULT FROM USING GRAPHITE OR DIAMOND CATHODE MATERIALS, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PERFORMED AT APPLIED SCIENCES, INC. WHY? NOBODY KNOWS! ELLIOT KENNEL OF ASI SAYS THAT THE RESULTS MAY BE DUE TO RYDBERG EXCITED STATES CESIUM ATOMS PRODUCED IN THE PLASMA SPACE BETWEEN ELECTRODES. THE RYDBERGS ARE PRODUCED FROM CONTACT BETWEEN CESIUM AND SOME FORMS OF CARBON. IF THIS IS SO, HIGH POWER PLASMA SWITCHES AND/OR MORE EFFICIENT THERMAL-TO-ELECTRIC ENERGY CONVERTERS WILL RESULT. PHASE I WILL EXPLAIN WHY THE "RYDBERG CONVERTER" GIVES MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH BANG PER BUCK THAN CONVENTIONAL NAME BRANDS, AND PHASE II WILL EXPLOIT THE BAND IN AN OPERATING DEVICE--EITHER A CONVERTER OR A HIGH POWER SWITCH (HAVEN'T DECIDED YET WHICH).

Principal Investigator:

Elliot B Kennel
Principal Investigator
5137671477

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Sciences Inc
800 Livermore Street Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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