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Nanocomposite Scandate Tungsten Powder for High Current Density and Long Life Thermionic Cathodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-17-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-010-0054
Amount: $1,499,706.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T010
Solicitation Number: 15.A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-22
Small Business Information
110 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815
United States
DUNS: 112683206
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Carl Schalansky Carl Schalansky
 (916) 925-6100
Business Contact
 Carl Schalansky
Phone: (916) 925-6100
Research Institution
 UC Davis Millimeter Wave Research Group
 Neville C. Luhmann, Jr. Neville C. Luhmann, Jr.
University of California Davis - Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

 (530) 752-5414
 Nonprofit College or University

Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc. (VPE), in collaboration with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), proposes to develop and quantitatively verify a large scale production process for scandate tungsten nanocomposite powder to be used in high current density and long life cathodes during the Phase II effort. The plan for implementation of the large scale production process at VPE with powder and pellet quality evaluation at UC Davis was developed during the Phase I effort of the program.The purpose of the Phase II Period of Performance is to bring the Phase I large scale production plan to fruition as a prototype manufacturing process of the nanocomposite scandate tungsten powder. This will entail facility layout, equipment installation and retrofitting as well as production of nanocomposite material. Batches of the nanocomposite powder produced at VPE facilities will be evaluated after each processing step; the collected data will be used to complete a feedback loop to adjust details of the fabrication parameters and our facility efficiency. These quality evaluation and emission demonstrations will be made at UC Davis as well as at our collaborator facilities.

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