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Reliable Manufacturing of Scandia-Doped Tungsten Powders for Thermionic Cathodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-15-P-0313
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-010-0009
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T010
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-28
Small Business Information
2436 Over Drive, Suite B
Lexington, KY 40511-2637
United States
DUNS: 964421700
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Johnson
 (859) 259-3637
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (678) 287-2400
Research Institution
 University of Kentucky
 John Balk
Materials Engineering - CME 155 FAT
Lexington, KY 40506
United States

 (859) 257-4582
 Nonprofit College or University

In this STTR effort nGimat will partner with the University of Kentucky to develop a new process for manufacturing scandia-doped tungsten powder for use in vacuum tube cathode devices. While a significant amount of research over the last several decades has shown promise for scandate cathode materials, reliable manufacturing processes that enable commercialization of this technology have remained elusive. nGimat will use its years of proven history and experience in powder manufacturing to develop this cathode chemistry using a reliable, consistent manufacturing technique. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the overall proposed approach, and Phase II will focus on further powder optimization, manufacturing scale-up, and cathode device testing. The end result of the entire STTR effort will be the introduction of scandia-doped powder into the cathode industry, thereby enabling new technologies related to high-power radio-frequency and terahertz devices.

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